80-year-old skier, Walter Maier, still enjoys skiing and competing in the giant slalom in the NASTAR (National Standard Recreational Skiing) program. There are several levels of competition and in the Gold level Walter ranked first out of 18 skiers nationwide for the 2009-2010 skiing season. Here is some of what he does to continue to excel at this typically young person's sport.
- Makes skiing a family activity
- Eats a healthful diet heavy on fruits and vegetables from his garden and berry patch
- Doesn't smoke and drinks sparingly
- Stays active year round playing tennis, rollerblading, biking, gardening, ice skating ...
- Continues to do what he loves to do -- ski and compete
Here is one of his key beliefs from an article that accompanies the video. Walter says, "We don't fail to be active because we're old. We're old because we're not active." You can read the whole article with the video by visiting: http://www.twitter.com/AgeBlasters
Marietta, New York's Walter Maier shows us that by maintaining an active lifestyle and keeping a postive attitude we can continue doing what we love into our ninth decade and maybe beyond. What fun activities are on your agenda for this new year?
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