Fitness coach pushes senior health as Canadians live longer

A Calgary fitness coach says keeping the body and mind engaged is more and more important for seniors as Canadian life expectancy continues to rise.

“We are not dying at 60 anymore, we are living to 100, so in reality they have got a third of their life left,” Derek Shannon told CBC News.

Derek Shannon of Calgary South Fit Body Boot Camp says seniors may be surprised at what they can accomplish. (Monty Kruger/CBC)

Shannon is the owner and head coach of Calgary South Fit Body Boot Camp.

“We want them to be functional, we want them to be able to chase their kids, we want them to be able to golf, we want them to be able to go ballroom dancing.”

A recent life expectancy study found women and men are living longer.



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