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91-Year-Old Arizona Man Sy Perlis Breaks Weightlifting Record


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  • Sy Perlis, 91, recently broke a nearly decade-old World Association of Benchers and Deadlifters record in the 90-and-over age division
  • Perlis didn’t begin weightlifting until he was 60 years old, and he entered his first competition when he was in his mid-80s
  • Regular exercise, even initiated late in life, offers profound health benefits including chronic disease prevention, boosts to muscle mass and even protection against memory loss
  • Age is not an impediment to staying physically active. If anything, the older you are the more important regular exercise becomes

By Dr. Mercola

Sy Perlis already holds titles as the 2009 state weightlifting champ and the 2010 and 2011 world champ in the 181-pound weight category in the World Association of Benchers and Dead Lifters.

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