Health and fitness know no age limits
Saturday, September 20, 2008
(Screenshot from DailySpark blog entry)
Wow, how very sad.
Letting your age dictate what you do with your life.
I don't talk about my parents much, it's because they are not supportive of my lifestyle at all. Good genes have so far kept them in good health and a relatively healthy weight, but they constantly question my exercise and eating habits, "You're going to hurt yourself lifting that much weight!" "Is it safe to run 21K?" It is sad to know that in a few years their unhealthy lifestyle will catch up with them and they'll be relegated to the "I'm too old for _____" camp.
A month ago I took a learn to bike course and there was a lady in her 60's taking the same course. That's the kind of person to admire.
Here's an article on Fauja Singh, who started running at age 81.
and one about Morjorie Newlin, who started competitive bodybuilding at age 72 and competed until her death in Jan. 2008.
and last but not least, grandma doing kettlebell swings: