95-year-old man shows that getting a healthy body is achievable at any age

Most people would think that working out in your 60s, let alone your 90s, would be hard. But for one man, it’s his life and he loves to talk about it.

Meet Charles Eugster: the 95-year-old body builder who is the self confessed “coolest man alive”, a “medical marvel” and who could kick your butt.

Just this month, the spritely almost-centenarian set a new world record in the 200 metre sprint (in the 95+ age bracket) – he did it in 55.48 seconds.

Charles told the Huffington Post that he wants to change the world. “I want to make old age something wonderful, stupendous, fantastic, superb, interesting, exciting…“I want to make old age the best part of one’s life”, he said. We couldn’t agree more!

In this TEDxTalk that Charles gave in 2012, he talks about ageing, obesity and the spirit of longevity. If you have some time today, we highly recommend you watch it:

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Tell us, has Charles Eugster given you a new perspective?