Who says once you hit your sixties you have to take out your knitting, find a place by the fire, and sit back for the next couple of decades.
They certainly don’t do that in Japan.
In Japan, sixty-something Japanese women are cheerleading with pom poms.
Japan has a popular Senior Cheer Association where women over sixty compete in cheer squads. Some of the women are in their seventies.
It’s well-known that fitness and staying active overall keeps older people not only strong and healthy, but also independent. And aerobic exercise is also key for mental health.
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Japanese people are among the fittest in the world, living on average six years longer than the global life expectancy average.
We could all learn a lesson from these women:
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It’s never too early to take out your pom poms!