Fit at 102!
Here's an article on a one-hundred-two year old man who works out regularly, and he started only three years ago! I can speak from second hand experience ~ my father has been exercising regularly for about fifteen years. He's eighty-one years old, and prior to his lung cancer diagnosis, many people walking down the street, including physicians, could not believe his age, he looked so good! I guess it's that exercise, (somewhat) healthy eating, and for my dad, a gin martini every day!!
Maybe this is a future class at CrossFit Blacksburg ...
“If I had to do only one thing for the frail older person, it would clearly be weightlifting exercises, and not any other form of exercise,” said Maria Fiatarone Singh, a professor at the University of Sydney School of Medicine, who has been studying the value of strength exercises for the elderly for the past quarter of a century.
In 1988, Singh and her colleagues put older people who were in nursing homes on an “intense” (for them) resistance program and soon doubled and tripled their strength. In 2003, another of her studies showed that a year of weightlifting after a hip fracture — one of the most debilitating injuries of the very old — reduced nursing home admissions and mortality by more than 80 percent compared with other therapies. In 2012, a program of balance exercises and strength training significantly reduced falls among older people, according to another of her studies.
I love it! Why is what we do at CrossFit Blacksburg so important? Because it improves your life, making it better. Better Than Yesterday!
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