More About Yoga

 

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A year ago, Yoga teacher Barbara Ferdy, who has a high percentage of Silver Greys in her Yoga classes, wrote about the benefits of Yoga for people at this time of life. Among her students is Betty Warner, whom we interviewed at the age of 78 and who spoke about the many benefits she felt from doing Yoga even having begun at as late an age as 71.

Surfing Through the Menopause

 

Silver Grey Sports Club member and contributor Lily Young has written a short illustrated book -  "Surfing Through the Menopause" - recounting her thoughts and adventures as she began learning to surf at the same time as going through her menopause. By the way, if you're a man reading this (as many of our visitors are) and you think it won't interest you - firstly, tell all  your women friends about it and, secondly, you'd be wrong.

77-years-young, and still doing the business

Former Mr America Jim Morris still works out 6 days a week after a year competitive career in bodybuilding which started with his first win in 1966 - Mr New York City - and ended in 1996 with his win at the Mr Olympia Masters aged 61.

 

Exercise and Ageing

From the National Institute for Health comes a report  that U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) found that exercise or physical therapy, as well as taking a vitamin D supplement, had moderate success in preventing falls in older adults.

Ironman France

The Ironman France - http://ironmanfrance.com - took place in Nice in southern France on 26th June, with plenty of Silver Grey competitors. The sweltering heat made competing very tricky, even more than usual for an event which is a variation of a triathlon but with longer distances in each discipline. An Ironman comprises a 3.4km swim, a 180km cycle ride and a 42.2km run.