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28 Apr 13 08:06

Charles Eugster, born in 1919 and now the world's oldest competitive oarsman and body-builder, knows a lot about successful aging. His recipe? Work, diet, exercise - in that order. As a renowned expert and speaker - he lives and breathes what he lectures.

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Category: Funding longer lives: Health/medicine

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Rashunda Tramble - 2 May 2013, 10:05 a.m.

Although I totally applaud Mr Eugster's success, I wonder if his surroundings aided his healthy lifestyle? I'm asking this question due to personal experience: I live in Switzerland and I'm probably the healthiest I've been in my life. This is due to a number of factors: a fabulous public transportation system that encourages me to get out and not submit to the temptation of the automobile-centered, door-to-door lifestyle I had in the US; a workplace that supports physical activity (discounts for gym memberships, etc); and a limited number of fast food places in my vicinity (it takes less time for me to grab an apple from the market than to find a McDonald's). If I was back in my hometown in the US, I'm sure my lifestyle, and my health, would be completely different.

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