Charles Eugster may be 93, but he has no less spring in his step than he did as a young man. He is a great role model for everyone over 50 to look up to as an example of what is possible in YOUR LIFE.
He shares the staggering statistic that “92% of Americans over the age of 65 have one or more chronic diseases”. That” Man has destroyed the wonder of ageing by transforming it into an age of degeneration and Disease”.
He says “The aged now are over-nourished, over-medicated and physically and mentally inactive. Inactivity is a major cause of death”.
Eugster points out that “physical and mental inactivity is to blame for many of the diseases that those who have lived long lives endure, and that this can be prevented, or at least minimized by the lifestyle you choose”. Your future and life span is in your hands.
He explains that “ When we were hunter gatherers. Food was scarce. Our bodies told us to consume as much food as possible and store the excess as fat. So that we could survive the next famine”. He says that unfortunately “Our instincts still tell us to consume an excess of food and avoid unnecessary activity. Those instincts that in the past enabled us to survive, are now Destroying us”.
He tells us that “Successful ageing is possible. There are 3 factors that are required: Work, diet and exercise”
Firstly, about no longer working “ Retirement is voluntary or involuntary unemployment for up to 30 years._ _ unemployment causes poor health, disability and mental problems leading to hospital admissions”.
He says that “Work is a determinant of self worth, family esteem, identity and standing in the community. As well as an intrinsic part of improving and maintaining health. The pensioner is left with little or no physical or mental activity. Inactivity kills”.
He also explains the social and economic implications of an aging, unhealthy population “Our pension schemes are financially unsustainable. It is the destructive effects of retirement on physical and mental health that have been ignored but vastly underestimated”
That “extended retirement means longer periods of State supported or Company financed retirement. More disability and more health costs. This was never anticipated”.
He says that “It is essential that the aged be integrated into the workforce for both financial and health reasons.”
In conclusion, he shares his own philosophy, “that retirement is not the end. It can be a new beginning. A chance to build a new body, develop dormant talents and start a new life for the next 30 years”.
Check out the video for yourself, just 16 minutes, and and I guarantee this 93 year old man will amaze you.