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Dr Charles Eugster R.I.P.

charleseugsterripLONDON, 27th APRIL 2017 - Dr Charles Eugster, the best-selling author and record-breaking athlete, whom we filmed making the record and whose TED talk we wrote about, has died in London at the age of 97.  His publicist confirmed he passed away Wednesday evening from complications following heart failure.

Born in 1919, he died the current World Masters World Record Holder at M95+ 200m indoor and 400m outdoors. 

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Fountain of Youth Reloaded

SGSC Runner Puffing 1 small WThe Fountain of Youth. It’s an idea that has been around since the beginning of human history, probably, certainly since early civilisation, with roots in Greek mythology and written about as early as the the 5th century BCE, by the Greek writer Herodotus. He described it as a spring that could restore the youth of anyone who drinks from it or bathes in its waters. That story described a quite literal return to being young. The question is, is it really necessary to be young in order to be youthful, or at least in order to have some of the energy that one has when younger.

 

Apparently not - at least, not according to a report into some research from the Mayo Clinic.

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105 years, 26 Kilometres

5 years’ ago in 2012, we reported on French cyclist Robert Marchand’s age-group record for cycling 100 kilometres. Now at the age of 105, he is still going strong and still setting records.

 

 

In January this year he cycled 22.547 kilometres (14.01 miles) in one hour. Not only is this a record, even the Over-105-Years age group is new, created especially for him.

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Exercise and the Brain ... again!!

sweaty training smallAs the saying goes, it isn’t the first time and it certainly won’t be the last time .... that we get research that shows that the benefits of exercise go beyond muscles and up as far as your brain.

 

Here is yet more evidence that exercise can reduce the risk of developing Alzheimers disease. It comes from a study carried out at McMaster University in Canada by Jennifer Heisz, an assistant professor in the department of kinesiology.

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Muscles, But Were Afraid to Ask!

…OR...“The Underappreciated Role of Muscle in Health and Disease”...

…which is the title of some research published about 10 years ago, and which is particularly relevant to many topics on this site.

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Johanna Quaas, the world's oldest gymnast

The German gymnast Johanna Quaas is officially the oldest active gymnast in the world. In 2013, she was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records for that achievement.

At 90, in 2015, she was still going strong.

 

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