Being An Active Senior Beats Slowing Down: Stay Lively to Stay Healthy


Martin Wegenstein has had two knee injuries treated at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and he's nearing 60, but he's made activity a habit and keeps it fun.

I see 80- and 90-year-olds improving. I've seen those who don't exercise and those who do and it's a cautionary tale.

-Larkin Lapides, staff instructor, Stanford Hospital Strong for Life

I never thought of myself as a senior, although my age qualifies me. I think of myself as who I am.

-Martin Wegenstein, cyclist, skier, tennis player

Every year since 2000, Wegenstein has completed one of the West's toughest cycling challenges, the Tour de California Alps: a 129-mile journey through the Eastern Sierras over five mountain passes, with a combined elevation of 15,000 feet.

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