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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Julie VanBerkel: Please don't show photos of Joan Collins and expect us to believe that she does nothing to look like a 40-year-old apart from having good genes and healthy diet.If she didn't have the vast wealth she has accrued she would not be able to afford the plastic surgeon she must keep in business!

Katie Stade: AWESOME!!!

wishsnfishs: Depends how you define "work", but in general I agree.

newcruiser: one word ATTITUDE !

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Dani: What those retards are laughing at? The guy is talking serious stuff and these kids are ruining the speech.

Rob F: Sugar addiction.. enough said

sarah Hughes-games: Good luck with that as business after business tries to eliminate jobs by automation and sending jobs overseas. The only solution I can see is to be self employeed and it doesn't necessarily have to be for profit. One can, for instance, start to grow all of your own food that you can. Solves two of his objectives.

Sharon Garcia: Great lecture!

RenewalFast: I am so grateful for this talk. Brings me to tears. Working to enjoy my older age with health & vitality.

Zlatko Joncev: Great talk. What is the probability that the last question/answer were spontanious I'm wondering... But great analogy.

Merle Langlois: This guy was cool.

Beau Velarde: 💋💋💋💋💋💋🌷🌷🎒🎒🎒🎒🎒💝

Beau Velarde: yes...

that's all folks: What did his diet look like? Thanks.

Nathaniel Roe: Now I know why rich people stay working into their eighties, despite the fact that they could easily support themselves for years

Jason Bean: truth to power.:)

Abdessamad Rezzak: I wish you were not obssessed with training and sacrificed so many years empowering the flesh and overlooking the substance.

Chris Buesnell: Yes. Hes right on. Diet exercise and a good atitude. Im 58. I hit the gym 4 times a week. I can bench 230, squat 350 and deadlift 400lbs. I also love beer . i drink at least 30 a week. Plus a few bottles if wine. Being single I i give the ladies a good workout as well. I hope i never get old.

Troll Not: I am 41 and can't wait to retire. I will be busy though with sport and bodybuilding ect...

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