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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M Tronics: It is not something new. The mainstream media and conservative medicine will not show you something like this. But in fact it is very natural :)

Tom Paine: The aging suffer from accumulated unwanted cellular byproducts as a consequence of normal biological processes. This speech does not understand or was not acquainted with the premises regarding aging explained and heavily invested by people such as Aubrey de Grey. His entire thrust is to deal with what you are saying.

36hounddogg: RIP Charles

Hans Balzer: That was great and has given me a new start. !!! (70)

Liam 1: RIP Charles, what a guy

frank whelan: Although a healthy lifestyle does give you an advantage,I wonder what age Mr Eugsters parents were when they died,even if they weren't as health conscious as him,because as they say ,if you want to have a good chance of a long life, choose long living parents,there are some things that are outside of our control despite our best efforts.

Philip Jay Braga: inspiring indeed especially to a youngster like me

Chi Nguyen: kame

Connor Champie: RIP

Techknow: just amazing

Ross Williams, DC: From the result of the last US election (I am a US citizen) it is quite apparent the the shrinking brain syndrome is already well established.

Chris Kozak: Thank you very much for sharing this motivational & inspiring video of Mr. Charles Eugster. I'm a firm believer that Exercise is the Fountain of Youth. A healthy diet needs to be incorporated with exercise everyday. I believe in everything Mr Eugster said about diet & exercise. Thank you Sir for motivating me more.

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

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