Being active is like a medication. Who says? 102-year-old Fauja Singh

Being active is like a medication. Who says? 102-year-old Fauja Singh

Fauja Singh didn’t start running till he was 89 and, since then, he has run nine full marathons. Recently retired from competitive running, he still jogs every day.

Obviously, few people of any age could, or would want to, run a full marathon. I can’t think of anything worse. But I do like his message about taking responsibility for your own health and well-being. In this Guardian article he says: “If I feel ill or different, I reflect on what has changed in my diet and routine,” and “Being active is like a medication. I don’t want to withdraw from that medication.”

It’s worth clicking through to the article to see the photograph.