Weekly 50+ News: 77- Year Old Poses Nude, 84- Year old Completes 100K

August 3, 2013

We continually find examples of people over 50 doing extraordinary things. Some people are breaking Guiness World Records, others are quietly starting new companies, continuing to compete in sports or taking up new hobbies. We share these stories to inspire you to make the most out of your 2nd half of life. We also find relevant articles on travel, retirement, and health to share.

We share these stories and other relevant news on our Facebook and Twitter accounts daily and have compiled the stories from the last week in the following article.

77-Year Old Golfer Poses Nude

gary player 77-year-old golfer, Gary Player, recently posed nude for the 2013 ESPN The Magazine Body Issue. He decided to pose because he says, “Very few people do what I’m doing at my age. I want to show the world how fit you can be at this age and not just accept being old. You’ve got to keep moving. If you sit and watch TV on your backside all day, you’re going to die.”

Known as Mr. Fitness, he has been weight training since age 15, back when it was considered foolish for golfers. These days he continues weight training, including 1,200 sit-ups a day, concentrates on his core and is mainly vegetarian.

84 Year Old Completes 100K

Hans Behounek of Pratten, Switzerland has done it again. He completed his 25th 100k (62 Mile) Ultra at 84 years of age !

 98 Year Old Creates Artwork using Microsoft Paint

Hal Lesko, who recently turned 98, spends up to 10 hours a day creating amazing artwork using Microsoft Paint, despite being partially blind.

He has always been an artist but didn’t start using a computer until he was 85. Using a computer allows him to magnify the areas he is working on and has allowed him to keep painting after he lost part of his vision to wet macular degeneration.

Grandparent Support Group

Portrait Of Grandparents Reading To Grandchildren On Sofa

Over 2.7 million grandparents in the United States alone are raising their grandchildren. Support groups like “Grandparents as Parents” help grandparents with financial assistance, legal advice and emotional support.

Celebrity Birthdays

 

July 30- One of our favorite Friends, Lisa Kudrow, turns 50. Best known for her role on the hit sitcom “Friends”.

Photo by Bob Doran

Photo by Bob Doran

July 30- Happy 66th Birthday to Austrian born Arnold Schwarzenegger. He is a former bodybuilder, actor,  businessman, investor, and politician.

July 31- Shark Tank investor and entrepreneur Mark Cuban turned 55.

Aug 3-  American Businesswoman Martha Stewart turned 72. She gained success through many business ventures which include, publishing, broadcasting, merchandising and electronic commerce.

 

 

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