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Because It’s Never Too Late to Make A Positive Change

As we get older, it’s easy to start believing that it’s “too late”.

Too late to start an exercise program. Too late to switch jobs or start a new business. Too late to learn a new skill, or to adjust our way of thinking about things.

The fact is, however, that people just like you (or even older!) make those kinds of changes all the time – and if they can do it, so can you!

Contemplating a shift that feels daunting, but will almost certainly pay off in spades?

To get inspired, read on.

Seniors Who Got – And Stayed – Super Fit

Richard Morgan (93): World Champion Rower With Aerobic Engine of 40-Year-Old

Richard Morgan is a 93-year-old Irishman who is a “four-time world champion in indoor rowing, with the aerobic engine of a healthy 30- or 40-year-old and the body-fat percentage of a whippet.” What makes Morgan especially interesting is that he didn’t begin sports or exercise training until he was 73.

We are still learning about starting a late-life exercise program,” said Scott Trappe, director of the Human Performance Laboratory at Ball State University in Indiana, “but the evidence is pretty clear that the human body maintains the ability to adapt to exercise at any age.”

Read the Washington Post article about Richard Morgan here.

Joan MacDonald (75): From Exhausted 198lbs to Energetic Weightlifter

At age 70, Joan MacDonald (a native of Ontario) was extremely overweight, on medication for high blood pressure and acid reflux, and suffering from limited mobility due to edema and arthritis.

Today, Joan lives an active, healthy lifestyle that includes some serious weightlifting, balanced meals, and a positive mindset. In fact, her physical turnaround is so dramatic, she’s become an Instagram fitness influencer!

Read Joan’s full story here.

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