Successful aging requires work, diet and exercise. The huge mental and physical potential of the aged remains unexplored. Bodies can now be rebuilt at any age and a new life started. Beauty kings and queens in the 80-year-old category or a beach body at the age of 94 are not impossible. We will all, regardless of age, have to take greater responsibility for our own health in order to confront the immense challenges confronting the human race.
Dr Charles Eugster brings us powerful statistics: 92% of Americans over the age of 65 have one or more chronic diseases. While many clearly cannot be avoided, he points out that inactivity is to blame for many of the diseases those who have lived long lives endure. During the golden years, people retire and tend to slow down and yet there is a connection between work and one’s physical and mental health. But life doesn’t need to finish after retirement, which he calls voluntary or involuntary unemployment for up to 30 years.That’s why Charles has taken up rowing. And weightlifting.
British dentist Charles Eugster article from telegraph
Why bodybuilding at age 93 is a great idea: Charles Eugster at TEDxZurich