These amazing ladies — ranging from 66 to 97 years old — have hiked Mount Kilimanjaro, completed the Western States Endurance Run Prepare to be inspired or feel lazy , as you read about how they find their motivation to stay active at an age when it's easy to give up. She started doing yoga 70 years ago and has been teaching the sport for 45 years. In , at age 64, Nyad became the first person to swim the miles from Cuba to Florida, without the aid of a shark cage. She had attempted the feat four times before thanks to setbacks like an hours-long asthma attack and jellyfish stings. Picking up a new sport is daunting at any age, but being motivated enough to try CrossFit at age 80? That was a feat unheard of until the world met Constance Tillit. This badass octogenarian was filmed doing a CrossFit workout, complete with sandbags, ring rows, and deadlifts, at 80 years young. Stop with the whining. In June , Swanson pictured above, in the distance became the oldest woman to complete the Western States Endurance Run,
Diana Nyad, 66 Years Old
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In your 20s, skipping that meal between breakfast and lunch and taking an occasional jog was enough to keep your body lean and healthy. Just a few decades later, however, passing by a bakery is all it takes to add another layer to that spare tire. The fact is, staying slim over 40 is no easy feat—in fact, researchers at the Institute of Nutritional Science in Giessen, Germany, found that, over an eight-year period, adult study subjects over 40 experienced a dip in total energy expenditure of up to But just because you're over 40 doesn't mean that an ever-expanding waistline is a foregone conclusion.
That the only thing stopping you from going out there and doing whatever it is you really want to do is, well These 8 amazing women prove that pursuing passions rock climbing and backcountry skiing! Isn't it time you went after your dream? Pressman and husband Scott met at the University of Oregon, and immediately began rafting and backpacking, beginning their lifelong pursuit of outdoor adventures. Because she grew up in a family of six siblings, had three kids of her own, and now has four grandchildren, Pressman has always placed a lot of importance on family. She looped in some of her family to retrace the mile Camino pilgrimage across northern Spain. She and Scott spent a year traveling around the world by bike. Depending on the time of year, Pressman's activities can include skiing, rowing on shells or rafts, or climbing the sheer face of a mountain. She says she wards off "chicken wing triceps" and fat by getting in activity five times a week.