The importance of daily exercise As we get older, it is very important to prevent diseases, physical limitations and, of course, depression.
Although in previous posts we talked about the importance of practice, and added exercises that can be done, but when we came across an article that proves the importance of daily practice as we get older, we decided that because we are committed to our community, we should continue to give you all motivation. So we decided to look for 10 elderly people over the age of 80 who will inspire us all to practice every day.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It's something we've all heard for years: Exercise can help keep older adults healthy. But now a study, the first of its kind, proves that physical activity can help older adults maintain their mobility and dodge physical disability. A new University of Florida study shows daily moderate physical activity may mean the difference between seniors being able to keep up everyday activities or becoming housebound. In fact, moderate physical activity helped aging adults maintain their ability to walk at a rate 18 percent higher than older adults who did not exercise. "The very purpose of the study is to provide definitive evidence that physical activity can truly improve the independence of older adults," said principal investigator Marco Pahor, Ph.D., director of the UF's Institute on Aging. What's more, moderate physical activity not only helped older adults maintain mobility but also helped prevent the occurrence of long-term mobility loss. Co-principal investigator Jack Guralnik, Ph.D., a professor of epidemiology and public health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, said there was a 28 percent reduction in people permanently losing the ability to walk easily. "The fact that we had an even bigger impact on persistent disability is very good," said Guralnik, who also holds a faculty position at UF. "It implies that a greater percentage of the adults who had physical activity intervention recovered when they did develop mobility disability." The results will be published in the May issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association and will be presented at 1 p.m. Tuesday (May 27) at the annual meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine in Orlando. (spurce: https://ufhealth.org)
Therefore, in order to motivate us to practice, here is our list of 10 people who inspire us - over the age of 80 who are not strangers to daily practice.
Liesel Weiser, a 94-year-old gymnastics
Liesel Weiser, a 94-year-old gymnastics instructor and the grandmother of British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, teaches her students at their retirement home in the Israeli coastal town of Bat Yam on June 10, 2009. Weiser, a former ballet dancer, exercises daily and teaches gymnastics for her retirement home comrades three times a week.
(Source Metro 2016 article) Minni Solomons, 99, has been teaching fitness classes for 70 years. And she’s not going to let a little thing like being almost 100 years old stop her. She now leads two fitness classes a week for elderly people, despite the fact that she’s had a hip operation. Minni teaches seated aerobics for the over 70s, which includes a 45-minute routine which she keep adapting.
‘I started 50 years ago when it was all standing up and on the floor and the rest of it, but now it is just chair exercises,’ the great-grandma says. ‘I get great satisfaction from doing it and I thank God every day that I am able to do it. What really pleases me is when I read a magazine or something like that and I see someone doing a different exercise and I am able to introduce it to my class. ‘I don’t have any mucking about in my class, but we do have a little laugh.’ So, what does she eat to remain in such remarkable shape?
‘She has a child’s portion of salad and couple of pieces of fruit,’ says her granddaughter Naomi. Minni, from South Woodford in North East London, says that she just tries to get her five a day. But she does treat herself to a glass of brandy every night. Minni’s granddaughter, Naomi Lyons says: ‘She doesn’t realise how unique she is. She can’t quite do what she used to do but she has this incredibly way of thinking’. But old habits die hard and as she did during wartime, Minni still insists on having a stand-up wash in the kitchen – treating herself to a shower once a week. And she only uses powdered milk.
Surely, as she’s soon going to be reaching 100, she’ll stop soon? ‘I say to myself ‘this is ridiculous’, but I can still do it, so I keep going. I really don’t know when I will stop,’ says Minni.
93-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch has been named Guinness World Records' oldest yoga teacher.
Paddy started dancing aged two and half and was a professional ballerina and dancer until she got married.
She started dancing again after her husband died in 2003 and has been a success ever since.
Speaking previously about dancing at her age, Paddy said: “I don’t plead my age because I don’t feel 80, or act it.
“The only time I ever say ‘No, that’s not possible’ is when Nico asks me to do a lift or something which means putting myself in a position that just isn’t possible with my age.”
Etta Cowart Hall born 1913
100 year old grandmother doing her daily workout routine
Dr Charles Eugster aged 95
Dr Charles Eugster ran a time of 23.78 seconds in the M-95 (males aged 95 or over) category at the British Masters at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham, on Saturday July 25.
He then followed that up with a record-breaking 57.27 seconds in the 200m on the Sunday - 0.8 seconds faster than his time last year.
Seniors push athleticism to the limit
102-year-old Julia "Hurricane" Hawkins and 100-year-old Orville Rogers
Johanna Quaas 91 Years Old Gymnast