Uncharted Waters.

Wow! The world has just turned upside down! Almost no-one who will be reading this will ever have experienced anything remotely like this. Our website promotes health in later life through strength and fitness. The people we have met and interviewed over the years are already living a life that goes against conventional wisdom about being older - so they are thinking outside the box in the first place. We know therefore that all SGSC athletes will take on this challenge as imaginatively as they approach life in general.

We ourselves are sticking to a daily routine which involves running outside and doing strength work in the house. We are also making sure we do plenty of stretching to keep ourselves as supple as possible. It seems to us that regularity is the key.  

We realise more than ever how lucky we usually are to have so much freedom to live, train and do the sports that we love. In the future when all this is over, on days when we don’t want to push ourselves so hard we will be aware of how fortunate we are to have that choice.

Maybe the lock-down will even bring new people to experience the benefits of exercise and hopefully they will continue the habit once this crisis is passed.
 
Stay strong, stay healthy. Life’s a Game - Keep Playing!

Silver Grey Mountain bikers

 Silver Grey Mountain Bikers

 

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 When the Tour de France 2013 entered its third and final week and was about to finish in Paris, so our thoughts turned to two-wheeled sports.

 

We came across these two stories about people well into Silver Grey territory, but mountain bikers rather than road cyclists.

Perhaps the best "anti-aging" fix

 

There was an interesting article in The Guardian on Saturday 20th July, reporting on 25 "anti-aging fixes - without surgery". What a relief to find someone writing about cosmetic surgery not being the first resort in their fight against the effects of living longer. Unfortunately, it's not all good. The fact that the writer is only 38 and a half is a little dispiriting,

Fête des Médaillés

The ski resort of Val d'Isère has a system of rewarding long-time regular clients with "Médailles de Fidélité" (Loyalty Medals). Every year they have a "Fête des Médaillés" consisting of giant slalom races and a prize-giving ceremony later in the day.

59, and the Fastest Flyer

 

Was it me or was it the way it was written?

A trip to the South West

Had a short trip in mid-July to the waves of North Cornwall, where we were on the hunt for some Silver Grey stories.

62-year-old American Football player

Tom Woodring is a 62-year-old who plays semi-pro football...

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91-year-old Track and Field Athlete

Here's a great story courtesy of BBC NewsOnline http://news.bbc.co.uk . Canadian Olga Kotelko is 91 and she took up Track and Field Athletics at the age of 77.

Power of Six

The Guardian has this story about 6 professional athletes who continued their careers way past the age at which most people are able to keep up with their younger competitors.