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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andy crossfit: The Mighty Charles Eugster
You always in our memory
RIP

looper7853: RIP Charles Eugster

How To Lose Weight?: Charles Eugster Born: July 26, 1919 | Died: April 26, 2017. :(

Since this is 2017 and the video was uploaded on Nov 27, 2012 and he was 93, I was curious.

agr78: The guy is absolutely spot on. He's an inspiration

Joan Perlis: My husband is 95 and 1/2 and still bench pressing. Joan Perlis

Carl Bromer: A Ted talk worth listening to... I'm 70 and just broke my lift wrist playing racquetball ... Can't wait till I can start working out again with weights... Until then, just walking, jogging and riding the stationary bike... Not sure how much time God is going to give me this side of heaven, but being healthy is a choice that brings happiness to my family and to me.

Donkey strangling time: He's brown bread

videoschmo: Charles Eugster passed away 26 April 2017. What an inspiration he was. So full of life and positivity at age 97. Rest in peace Charles.

gingerztube: What an amazing message this guy has!

nariman41: at 93? spending your last years of life on building your muscles just to serve bigger stake to the earthworms:) people are so brainwashed into life loving, they act like they live forever. i hope i'll not survive till that age.

Keith Williams: I consider myself fit at 74. This man puts me to shame. I shall have to do better. Much better!!!

petepassion: Through our ever increasing technological advances we are more than capable of supporting an increasing retired population. It's only our monetary system that struggles to keep up with this...and those that benefit most from it.

BC Marchese: great speech... Bravo

valar: Charles Eugster died in April 2017 of heart failure at the age of 97. He was still competing in Masters competitions the year before.

Prem Nath Rawal: It's never too late to start excercise.One should b regular.For Seniors above 70 yrs. long walk atleast one hour a day is the best excercise.

heymisterderp: This guy is dropping bombs. Wow!

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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