The secret to a vibrant, healthy and passionate lifestyle
I’m Barrie, and I warmly welcome you to my tri-weekly blog Over50andfit.ca
I have a question for you: Do you want to be fit in your 70s and 80s? Answer: Of course you do and this video could help you immensely.
The video is a multi-award-winning documentary about astonishingly energetic people in their 70s and 80s in B.C., who defy the stereotypical image of age. If you are looking for exemplars in your life, you will find these charismatic characters in this documentary. These folks have a deep affinity for life and live life to the fullest.
This group has faced cancer, knee replacements, heart attacks, bone
fractures and the loss of loved ones, yet nothing has deterred these seniors from leading lifestyles which many much younger people would covet. They give us all hope for the future.
George Tjelios-Nicholas 86 and Marcel Richoz 77 spearhead this energetic group of people, who live, socialize and exercise with young people up to 60 years their junior. What is compelling and inspirational about all these seniors is their passion for exercise, showing that age is no “barrie-r” and that we can all reach out and achieve our potential.
The lessons for us
First and foremost, we can all enjoy some measure of fitness whatever our age. The documentary challenges our concept of aging, and inspires people of all ages to live a healthy, active life as they age.
This inspiring 43-minute video about the lives of active seniors on Canada’s West Coast invites the public to re-evaluate its conceptions of aging. It’s available on YouTube: The Fit Generation. You will meet one senior who teaches skiing to young people, one who paddle boards, another who kite-surfs and yet another who aspires to be the world marathon champion.
You are encouraged to sit back and take in this documentary; it just might give you a new perspective on aging and fitness.
In my next blog, I will discuss the many benefits of Pilates.
Yours in fitness,