Have you ever wanted to do something, but you didn’t continue because you thought that you are too old? Next time you find yourself in a situation like this, don’t stop.
Ernestine Shepherd is a good example that people are never too old for physical activity.
Namely, Mrs. Shepherd is the oldest active female bodybuilder in the world. Even though it might be unbelievable to some people, she is now 80 years old.
If you are fan of memes, then there is a chance that you have seen a meme which features two old ladies – one of them is quite fit and appears satisfied and happy while the other one receives meds and sits in a wheelchair.
Well, the fit lady in this meme is Ernestine Shepherd, a tough woman that is now 80 years old. Ernestine is nothing like the vast majority of older people. As a matter of fact, Shepherd is the oldest active female bodybuilder on our planet and it is no surprise that she is part of the Guinness Book of World Records.
Ernestine was born in 1936 (June 16th) and has spent most of her life in Baltimore.
What is interesting is that she wasn’t much physically active until she reached 56 years. It was her sister that introduced her to the world of fitness. But, when her sister died as a result of brain aneurysm, she stopped taking care about her own health. However, when she faced hypertension, she figured out that physical activity is a must.
According to Ernestine she wakes up at exactly 3 am and runs about 130 km (80 miles) each week. She also takes a good care of her diet which includes veggies, chicken, egg whites and high amount of water.
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