Lessons from the masters

These master-level athletes can teach you how to stay fit and healthy.


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You're never too old to learn from the experience of others. For instance, master athletes in their 60s, 70s, and even 80s might compete at a higher level than you, but they still face the same age-related challenges.

"You can gain much wisdom from these individuals, such as how to exercise smarter, how to overcome obstacles, and how to stay motivated," says Dr. Adam Tenforde, assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Harvard-affiliated Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. "They have developed strategies that can be adopted by the average person to help maintain health and reach specific goals."

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