Just because your senior loved one is getting a little older doesn’t mean he or she has to stop seeking out thrills and having fun. Waterloo, ON, at-home care experts have put together a list of 5 adrenaline junkies over the age of 60 who prove it’s possible to get a great rush during any stage of life.
1. Arnold Schwarzenegger
At the age of 68, the former Terminator and governor of California still loves to hit the gym and lift weights. He has stated in interviews that he loves the feeling he gets from the pump after lifting heavy weights. His age doesn’t stop him from lifting hard during his workout sessions.
2. Tan Kok Sing
Tan Kok Sing became interested in extreme sports much later in life than most people who pursue this interest. At the age of 71, Sing decided to go skydiving for the first time. Now 90 years old, he has recently made history by becoming the oldest man in Singapore to skydive.
3. Neal Unger
Unger never understood why so many people would quit skateboarding during their 20s. Now in his 60s, his love for skateboarding has never waned, and his skills have been showcased all over the Internet. Unger even starred in a music video for The Moth & The Flame’s hit song “Young & Unafraid.”
4. Yuichiro Miura
Climbing Mount Everest is an impressive feat at any age. It is even more impressive for someone to climb Everest 3 times, all after the age of 70, which is exactly what Yuichiro Miura accomplished. Miura pledges he will climb again for his fourth time when he turns 90.
5. Liang Yuxiang
Though seniors are often thought of as bad drivers, Liang Yuxiang defies this stereotype by drifting around corners in racecars. Yuxiang has also become famous on the Internet for his incredible physique. It’s not everyday you get to see a 61-year-old man in such great shape posing on top of some of the fastest racecars in the world.
Though some of these activities may be too extreme for your loved one, it’s important to engage in some level of physical activity on a regular basis. At Home Care Assistance, our expertly trained caregivers can assist your loved one with exercise and encourage him or her to lead a healthier life in a variety of other ways. To learn more about the live-in and respite care Waterloo, ON, seniors rely on, call one of our experienced Care Managers at (519) 590-2792 to schedule a free in-home consultation.