Why bodybuilding at age 93 is a great idea: Charles Eugster at TEDxZurich

Of the recent changes that the human race has experienced, the increasing population numbers are especially dramatic and worrying coupled with the frightening great and continuous increase in obesity and the resultant diabetes pandemic. A particular amount of attention has been given to the rapid and continuing growth of longevity. Yet our knowledge of the aging process is still very limited as what we observe is the result of a health-destroying lifestyle. Retirement creates invalids. Chronic disease is rampant in old age resulting in such enormous medical costs that should present trends continue, together with the diabetes pandemic, some countries could become bankrupt. Diabetes is already an international public health issue and inactivity is one of the biggest killers. The loss of wasted human potential and wealth is already immense. Successful aging requires work, diet and exercise. The huge mental and physical potential of the aged remains unexplored. Bodies can now be rebuilt at any age and a new life started. Beauty kings and queens in the 80-year-old category or a beach body at the age of 94 are not impossible. We will all, regardless of age, have to take greater responsibility for our own health in order to confront the immense challenges confronting the human race. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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Benzie Smith: Still kicking (high) at 97. Good for you Mr. Eugster.

Jon Hohensee: "You have nothing to lose except the chains of convention."

What a great line.

Kaz Milo: Awesome :)

Jon Hohensee: This guy is great!

brs rafal: True story I'm only 27 it's crazy how many pills I see ppl take on daily young and old. I'm currently a truck driver I believe that profession leads to poor health and will make you die early. Work is good but all depends

Bonnie Hundley: There's the world's role model for living a sporting life. Wow!

antonin cadiot: AWESOME!

Ahmed S. Mansour: oh my god

Somkatoozi: Absolutely loved this video.

Fran Martínez: incredible!

bipin Acharya: huge salute sir huge respect.. lesson for me

aaron fitz: Amazing man. A modern day Jack Lalanne.

Jack Jones: So I'm guessing he's opposed to widespread social programs in Europe and elsewhere?

playsindirt napsalot.: He is inspirational and correct, love him, BUT: Try working at a physically demanding and damaging job, for people who treat you like disposable garbage and then tell me early retirement is bad for me. That's what's wrong with people who say we can and should all work until death, they DON'T do these jobs, so DON'T TELL ME EARLY RETIREMENT IS BAD FOR ME!
When I retire early I'll have more TIME for healthy exercise in healthy environs where I don't breath diesel fumes and soot all day.

Daniel Fix: AWESOME!💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪 Guy

mirzamay: I never realized that retirement was meant to be at the age of life expectancy. I did know everything goes down hill after ppl retire unless they can fill it in with meaning and activity. This is so inspiring.

John Burman: When you look at the beautiful handmade items made in the past, it was what defined our culture. Just because we can make everything by machine does not mean we should. What we need is meaningful work, not accumulation of goods made in other places. We can be happy with less money, fewer possessions and a richer culture.

Charles Simon: Charles is a fantastic inspiration !

Good luck to him...!

A Tardigrade: What a sad circle. 50%... sigh. I wonder what 50% projects.

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