Inspiring Elders

By inspiresa | In Fitness Gold Coast, Health, Health tips | on June 19, 2012

Age doesn’t have to be a barrier to achievement in almost any field or endeavour you care to mention.

Rupert Murdoch famously replied that he would have to be carried out when asked when he might retire. The Australia media mogul turned 80 this year and a former staffer commented that he was “going on about the iPad this and Internet that. I think hes 80 going on 18.

Age is no barrier. And its not just the stars and world leaders who are proof that life doesn’t stop at 60 or beyond. Golden oldies are constantly pushing boundaries and setting records around the world for work and play.

  • 105 year old Albert Alexander the world oldest recorded judge.
  • 90 year old Jenny Wood-Allen the oldest person to complete the London marathon
  • Bernard Barker who at 60 and recovering from prostate cancer become the worlds oldest know male stripper.

The most recent World Mastes Games held in Sydney in 2009 drew more than 20,000 mature athlete from around the world. This included 1180 athletes aged in their seventies, 204 in teir eighties and 16 in their nineties.

We are also exercising our brains as well as our bodies. Internationally acclaimed Australian author Elizabeth Jolley was 53 before she had her first collection of short stories published. Allan Steward also made history at 91 to become the oldest university graduate when he completed his law degree in 2006.

Whether you are 19 or 90, life is what you put into it. Make it count.


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