IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO EXERCISE… ASK THESE GRANNIES!

From the NY Times, about a South African soccer team – of grandmothers!

Beka Ntsanwisi founded Vakhegula Vakhegula (Grannies Grannies) five years ago as a way of providing inspiration for older women.

In 2003, she learned she had colon cancer; by 2005, she was using a wheelchair. In the process of her treatment, Ntsanwisi visited a number of public hospitals and was disturbed by the level of treatment of elderly patients, especially women. Many were despondent or confused. She thought that regular exercise would be beneficial. That exercise evolved into soccer.

Kim Ludbrook/European Pressphoto Agency The women of the Vakhegula Vakhegula soccer team, ranging in age from 49 to 84, warmed up before a game last month near Tzaneen, South Africa.

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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