Source: times of India
When a group of young swimmers gathered to participate in the swimming contest at Narmada river in Gujarat three years ago, they were surprised to see a frail, elderly lady lining up to dive in. It was a competitive contest and swimming in the river during monsoon was quite a challenge. But Dr Bhagwati Oza, 72 then, couldn’t care less. She swam 3. 5 km from Shinor to Malsar, much to everyone’s astonishment.
At an age when most people retire and spend their days reading newspapers or taking care of their grandchildren, 75-year-old Oza has been living the adventurous life of a 20-something. Of course, she has her healthy lifestyle to thank.
The Vadodara resident gets up every day at 4 am and meditates for about 45 minutes. Next, she has a glass of milk and a banana. “I never miss out on meditation as it gives me all the energy and helps me focus. A healthy mind is the key to a healthy body, ” says Oza. At 6 am she goes for an hour of jog or run.
This is wonderful and many reports reveal that early morning meditation contributes to our health.
Health status and the life expectancy is steadily increasing in many countries. Parallel to this, the age for retirement is increasing in some countries. Seniors have more money and the businesses tend to focus on their pockets and you see all the advertisements with seniors acting as models. ,
Younger generations are already seeing some of the impacts of these gifts which include tough and highly competitive job market.
“Younger generations are already seeing some of the impacts of these gifts which include tough and highly competitive job market”
One can only sympathise with this generation. Or ask the governmnets, irrespective of improved health, retirement age should stay at sixty.