Ageing well or “successful ageing” are no longer a new concept. Many of us have heard of the late Robert Marchand, French amateur cyclist, world record holder at 105 years old, coached by Prof. Véronique Billat. According to her study in the Journal of Applied Physiology, he is even in better shape than most people in their fifties.
In conventional wisdom, it is accepted that it is difficult to significantly increase one’s physical capacities with age, although we frequently do exercise.
Professor Billat rewrites our expectations about ageing and what is possible for each of us, with a philosophy based on pleasure, performance and self-awareness.Lessons-on-Aging-Well1