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Journalist Joins Gym

 

Journalist Suzanne Moore, now in her mid-fifties and never previously one to trumpet the virtues of exercise, has written a piece for the Guardian recounting her decision to "take herself in hand" and halt the gradual slide into middle-aged ill-health and decrepitude (our word).

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Health in Middle Age

 

They say it's never too late to start, they say better late than never, and in the case of fitness for Silver Greys both of those things are true - in spades!

 

There are many incidences of people who have become fit and achieved proficiency in their sport even though they have started late. Two examples of this which have recently come to our attention are champion road cyclist Derek Stewart, and power lifter Pat Tombs, both appearing on ITV's Amazing Greys and both of whom took up their sports in the last 10 years or so. Stewart, at 77 has many national titles to his name, and Tombs, at 67 is a world-ranked power-lifter having only started at 60.

 

However..

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More acute less chronic

 

What are you doing to yourself? You may well ask.

 

Three or four years ago there were reports in the Daily Telegraph and the Independent, based on data from a specialist insurer, of a growth in serious injuries and deaths among the over 70's from participation in extreme sports.

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The gym keeps this 81-y-o doing what he loves

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Lono Tyson works out, and works out, and works out, 6 or 7 days a week. But he also snowboards, and he surfs, and he's recently taken part in a mini triathlon. So there must be something good about working out.

 

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More Muscle, Longer Life?

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If you're interested in maintaining a good body, you may have heard a possibly apocryphal story about a person with a well muscled, lean physique who visited the doctor and was told that their BMI measurement showed them to be obese and that they should lose weight....

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Kettlebells at 81

 

carol evans kettlebellsIn her article about Osteoporosis, Professor Pat Woo tells us that for women, who are more vulnerable to this condition than men, one particularly good way of combatting it is resistance exercise. On that basis, here's an example of a woman who is particularly unlikely to suffer from it.

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