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105 year old shows us how to get to her age

This little clip of 105 year old Eileen, sent to me by a client, shows how exercise and a daily snooze has helped her to that grand age. She is an impressive lady. We see her performing Cat and Dog yoga poses, amazing opposite arm and leg lifts in a high plank and super press ups. The bit that made me laugh is when Eileen is shown driving, demonstrating her lasting skills. Not sure th...
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a little more on ageing ..

My blog last week was about how I feel slower when running, and I put that down to ageing. I am reading an article in my Fitness Journal which is about high performing athletes overcoming ageing to some extent. There are some interesting stats in their introduction : The 'potential for peak physiological capacity' is generally recognised as being in one's mid- to late 30s. After this point...
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Ageing – it’ normal!

While running on Saturday I thought how difficult it is to accept the fact that I cannot run as fast as I could a year or two ago. I've been thinking for a while 'why does running always feel so hard?' and 'there must be something wrong with me'. My husband says, 'it's probably that you're just getting older'. Mm, yes, thanks. It's true though, that senescence (the process of deterioratio...
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Age is just a number ……

When I rang my Mum and Dad yesterday evening it took longer than usual for an answer, and I was about to put the phone down when my Mum answered, panting. I felt guilty for getting her out of her chair, as she is ninety now, but she said it was okay as she's just been doing her weight training and hence was out of breath. The day before she had cycled on the turbo trainer in the garage, on her...
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Power to the people!

  Why is it important to maintain power as we age? Power has been described as the most important physical performance variable in maintaining independence, fall prevention and overcoming injury in ageing adults. The ability to react to the environment and move with some speed is important in many activities of daily living, including climbing stairs, rising from a chair, recovering...
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