73-Year-Old Woman Scaling Everest Proves you can Age Well

As the population continues to age, there are more and more stories of adults doing amazing things.  Japanese mountaineer Tamae Watanabe, 73, recently broke her own world record by becoming the oldest woman to scale Mount Everest, a record she originally set at the age of 62 and plans to break again at the age of 80.  In a culture that is increasingly becoming obese and sedentary, there is a subset of people doing extraordinary things, who can inspire all people to live a more active lifestyle.  “Although not everyone has interest or ability to achieve a feat like climbing Everest, people of all ages can take steps today to develop a complete exercise program,” said Barbara Bushman, exercise psychologist. 
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Written by Janice Lloyd
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