Fit at 102: Ray Clark is Proof That It’s Never Too Late to Start Exercising
Despite facing challenges such as declining sight and hearing, 102-year-old Ray Clark exercises regularly with his personal trainer to stay physically fit. His workouts revolve around strength training, which studies show that when performed in a safe and supervised manner, is the most effective form of exercise for older people. It reduces the risk of sarcopenia, which is the natural decline in muscle that leads to common diseases such as osteoporosis and obesity. While Ray must be extremely careful about hydration and intense cardio, weightlifting and other forms of strength training have been most instrumental in maintaining his flexibility, balance, and ability to walk.