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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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.

Barry Bliss: Commercial over 5 minutes long before you can watch the video? No thanks.

CPSLondon: Inspirational ..... but society and convention doesn't support this so it's harder than you think. The delivery of the speech is amazing !!

keith wisdom: work diet exercise & rest /reduce stress

SIDNEY WILLIAMS: TO GROW OLD GRACEFULLY YOU MUST ADOPT A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE.  I ADOPTED A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE IN 1945 AND NOW AT NINETY I AM ONE OF THE STRONGEST PERSONS IN THE WORLD IN THE AGE GROUP NINETY YEARS AND OLDER.  VIEW MY PROFILE ON www.google.com  VIEW MY TWO STRENGTH VIDEOS ON www.youtube.com EMULATE ME AND YOU WILL GROW OLD GRACEFULLY TOO.

4Dangert: I love inspiring stuff like this!  Way to go!

melovescoffee: Wouldn't you just love to have a beer with this guy and pick his brain. What a fantastic speech. I have seen this before years ago. I did change my life. If he can do it, i can do it. I'm not perfect by any means but getting off my butt for a lot more physical activity has been helpful in so many ways. Healthy eating - healthy mindset - healthy activity. The pillars of a good life.

degla: Fantastic 👏💪🌟

Bob Owen: This lucky cuss has a message that rings true. It's only half the story. I dig his optimism yet the impression it leaves is exhilarating and inaccurate. Being as vain as him, I always thought getting a better body was about will, smarts and importantly - initiative. Unfortunately it's just luck. Damn it! If your body style is "in", thank your Mom and Dad.

Genes rule. You cannot control your body-makeup any better than you can control your height. We are the recombined genetics of our grandparents. They come to you through your parents. The story starts there. Research shows people fed same diet and exercise do not react in same ways. They improve or fall apart differently. Adopted twins fed different diets tend to keep the same shapes. Family members can all look very different.

Some lucky few genetic examples of people who had initiative to make the daily efforts can have a rockin'-bod at 90. Most of us won't get close. I encourage everyone to shoot for it though. If you can't hit the target, just aim high. If you chose your parents wisely, congratulations. Being a 90 year old hottie will be so fun.

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Meet Charles Eugster, still pumping iron at the age of 93 (The Health Quarter, ABC Australia)

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The TEDx talk shown at 1:00 is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGgoCm1hofM --- [Clip taken from Health Quarter, Jan 14 2013: ...

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

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

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