Thursday, July 9, 2009

THE REAL SUPER-MEN

Banish forever the thought that as we grow old, we become frail and senile. It doesn't have to be so. Draw inspiration from the super-men featured here.

At 84 years of age, Dr Bob Delmonteque runs marathons, cycles 120 miles, and bench- presses over 250 pounds. Bob is an example of how to slow and reverse aging and live life to the fullest. At age 65 he noticed he was beginning to lose muscle tone, definition and mass. He decided he needed to grow younger and devised a program to do so. He shares this simple program in his book "Lifelong Fitness", available at major bookstores here. If you can't find a copy, drop me a line and I'll tell you where you can get hold of one.
NASA recruited Dr Bob to set up and run the physical and mental health program for the first two sets of Apollo astronauts. Bob Delmonteque trained astronaut John Glenn in the 1960's, and again in 1998 when Glenn returned to space as the first senior to do so.

The National Fitness Hall of Fame has honored Dr. Bob Delmonteque, MD with their Lifetime Achievement Award. Click here to read more about this remarkable senior.
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Fauja Singh is something of a celebrity at the east London gurdwara which he visits daily.
While he tucks into a breakfast of rice pudding and a cup of tea on a sunny Thursday morning, a steady stream of people approach to congratulate him on his latest achievement. He smiles and chats, his eyes twinkling.

Just days before, he completed both the Luxemburg Interfaith marathon and the Edinburgh marathon as part of the relay team Sikhs in the City - a team of four Sikh elders with a combined age of 336.
Fauja is the oldest of the four, a sprightly 98 but, as I interview him, with the help of his trainer-cum-mentor-cum-manager-cum-friend and, for today, translator, Harmander Singh, he exudes a boyish charm that makes you forget he's close to 100. ......Click here to read the full article by Laura Potter.

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