Below is a video of Dr. William Bell pole vaulting at the ripe age of 90 years old. His ability to run and vault at such an age is beyond incredible.
If there was ever a case to be made for continued movement over the years, Dr. Bell is as good an example as any. He’s currently the world record holder for the pole vault in his age group. Surely, he doesn’t have many competitors but that isn’t his fault. In my eyes, it only makes his accomplishments even more impressive. Dr. Bell has clearly lived a healthy life as his body and mind continue to perform with the ability of one much younger in age.
“Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.” – Samuel Ullman