‘ I’M TOO OLD’

Runner's World (UK) - - New Runners -

You can reap the health and well­be­ing ben­e­fits of run­ning at any age. A re­cent Univer­sity Col­lege Lon­don study found peo­ple who be­gan to ex­er­cise in their 60s and 70s still gained sig­nif­i­cant health ben­e­fits. Just ask San­dra Bridger, who took up run­ning at 66 and says she feels more alive than ever. Or Charles Eug­ster, who only be­gan at 95 and now holds mul­ti­ple world records in his age group. And while there are cer­tain con­di­tions – such as os­teo­poro­sis, os­teoarthri­tis or a se­ri­ous heart or lung con­di­tion – that might af­fect your abil­ity to run, they don’t nec­es­sar­ily rule it out. Move­ment is medicine, pro­vided it’s de­liv­ered in the right dose.

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