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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Nicki N: I feel his talk addresses a specific demographic of the population. Many, because of the mismanaged budgets of our governments means that many younger generations in the future will not be able to retire. Many aged and retired currently live below the poverty line and there are many who, finding themselves alone, are working two jobs to survive. Society in North America was mostly structured around the baby boomer generation who are now ageing The need for various services to cater to them will increase. Health care is where it will be at and/or anything doing with the 65+. I completely agree with the bodybuilding for the ageing....It works miracles!!!

dee clem: REST IN PEACE.

Healthify My Life: I enjoyed so much finding this video ...Let's shrink our bellies, not our brains. Let's feed our spirit, not our ego's. Let's enrich our relationships, not our pockets. All the love 💙💃

Tanner D: Rest in peace. Awesome talk with great ideas and a dash of humor.

Gy Bx: "Retirement" must be redefined to include at least part-time employment. Post-retirement must be accompanied with increased physical activity, even if only walking. At 60, I'm increasing my fitness routine including resistance training with moderate weight and higher repetitions. We won't live forever, but we can live stronger.

Dani Horne: Children need grandparents that don't work . can you imagine not having that grandma or grandpa that had so much time to teach and nurture you. That would be sad. Another person too busy to bother with the children because of greed and selfishness.

Dani Horne: If seniors don't retire what will that do to young families that need those jobs? It makes matters worse for them but better for seniors . that's a huge trade off.

Ken Carey: sir you are amazing. my hat is off to you

Octaviomesamusic: R.I.P Charles :'( , you were a great inspiration!

PuganPoo: He died April 2017

ninja warrior: pulling weeds is very theraputic

faismasterx: So getting fatter also makes you stupider?

Well, that explains a lot of things - and people.

Kat: Awww .. he just died this past April :(

MOBK: His many years and tenacity command respect from the crowd yet during the applause he is humble and overwhelmed...that really touched me. Wise man and inspirational.

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Nancy Mantyla: So true. I teach fitness to seniors anywhere from 50 to 90 and you can be fit at any age. It just takes spirit, determination, good diet, and consistency!!

Lara O'neal: What a precious man and so inspirational.

Random Kirks: Inspiring! Thanks

Alex K.: Wow he looks like 75.

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

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