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Never Retired


Sheila is 78 years old and probably more active than you.


“Exercise is known to be associated with reduced risk of all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes, but its association with mental health remains unclear,” write the authors of a 2018 study published in Lancet. To study this association, the researchers compared the exercise habits of 1.2 million Americans to their self-reported mental health. Exercisers averaged 1.5 fewer days of poor mental health each month than non-exercisers, a 40% reduction. Among individuals with diagnosed depression, exercise reduced the number of days of poor mental health by 3.75 days per month, a 35% reduction. The greatest mental health benefits were associated with three to five 45-minute exercise sessions per week. Overall, the study found meaningful improvements in mental health across a large sample of the population.

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Patricia Hoffie
October 18th, 2020 at 4:22 am
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What a wonderful woman - the calm, steady determination and the quiet humility - Sheila - you are DA BOMB!! I hope you go from strength to strength in ALL areas of your life - you seem to have the balance well worked out and you are an inspiration from afar. And - your energy and goodness shine out of you to produce a remarkable beauty. Great article, Crossfit

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Chris Broomes
October 17th, 2020 at 10:05 pm
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Sheila is an inspiration! This was my first full week of CrossFit workouts EVER. I have big dreams and my hope is that CrossFit helps me achieve those dreams in the next 30 years like Sheila.

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Ann Yoho
October 17th, 2020 at 1:07 pm
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Wow - what an inspiring story! I want to be Sheila when I grow up. Those amazing arms - that deep faith - that work ethic. I'm 53 and I've been doing Crossfit for about 3 years. I recently started thinking, "How much longer can I do this?" Thank you for reminding me, Sheila, that there is no set age when I should stop Crossfitting.

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Vicki Watts
October 17th, 2020 at 1:29 am
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By far, my favorite CrossFit article and video ever! Sheila, you are amazing and so encouraging. Your attitude is everything and your results and hard work shows in a big way. I have the vision to keep going strong and be like you at 78 too. Thanks for the encouragement and role model story. Thanks to your CrossFit gym too - what a great combination.

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Rosemary Matossian
October 17th, 2020 at 1:17 am
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Wonderful! You go girl!

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Katina Thornton
October 17th, 2020 at 1:04 am
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Muscle mass looks good at every age.

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Kerry Aguirre
October 17th, 2020 at 1:22 am

I am 65 and this is my 8th year in CrossFit. I feel better, have more energy and am 100% happier than I was over 20 years ago. I am strong, confident and active. I hope I am fortunate to continue another 10 years as Sheila has ... and will. Great message !!!

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