It’s such a pleasure to see people enjoying their fitness into their 70s, 80s, but then there’s Olga, who is in her 90s! Although she’d always been active, it wasn’t until she was in her mid-70s did she begin to compete in track and field and today, at age 94, she’s going strong. She says, “I don’t want to start a new career: I want to hold on to this one”. Wow.
So what is the secret to her success? As you’d imagine, instead of one specific thing, it’s a lot of things. She’s busy, she’s active, she eats well (and not restrictively), and gets a lot of rest.
And she challenges herself to do more – and different activities, and experts link consistent activity, and healthy diets, to longevity.
Take a look at this video on this NY Times blog – it’s short, and inspiring.