I recently came across 2 news articles about 95 year old men that show remarkable physical agility at their age. One was a man from Finland, his name is Nils-Olof Eklundh, started skiing in 1937, and still hits the slopes every weekend.
And then there is the British 95 year old that just set the record for 200 metres at the British Masters in London, as you can see in this BBC news.
What is the secret to their health and vitality? Well, despite his active lifestyle, Mr Eklundh says he doesn't have any secrets for being healthy in later life, and instead puts his longevity down to good luck. "If anyone eats unhealthily, it's me," he says. "In my entire life, I haven't eaten anything green." Instead, he favours "lots of sugar and butter", and a hearty breakfast: "In the morning, always five slices of traditional sweet Finnish bread, and tea."
Having an active lifestyle is so important at any age, the body is made to move and work, not to be sitting at a desk all day… These amazing people around the world definitely reminded me to walk, run, ski or jump at every opportunity.
Above picture from the BBC article about Mr. Nils-Olof Eklundh
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