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100-Year-Old Woman Celebrates Birthday on Treadmill

I am happy I worked out this morning, because otherwise this story would put me to shame. Ida Wasserman of Sun City Center, FL, celebrated her 100th birthday by starting her day with a treadmill workout. She exercises because she "feels good after exercise." Three years ago, Ida was walking with the help of a walker, and now she walks tall. The treadmill, however, is not Wasserman's favorite workout. She prefers the rowing machine because it reminds her of rowing in Central Park with her husband. Ida's daughter leads her mother through a two-hour workout, seven days a week. Moving around keeps those "centenarian kinks" at bay.

Wasserman has this advice, “I would say keep active, because once you stop being active, you’re no longer much of a person.” To see the real Ida in action, check out this site.

Those sound like words of wisdom to me! Do you plan to work out when you are 100? Tell me in the comments section below.


Beachwalker Beachwalker 9 years
Thanks for the inspiration, Ida Wasserman!!!
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I'm going to be exercising til I'm 110! I can't imagine ever stopping just because I'm old or something. My grandpa died early because of a very sedentary lifestyle and now my grandma has actually INCREASED how much she works out so she'll live longer. I think people who are more active actually stay younger inside because "if you don't move it, you lose it". Too true.
modernage modernage 9 years
geohiker geohiker 9 years
great for her, and definitely an inspiration! My 39th is coming up, and I'm celebrating by biking a metric century (100 km/64 miles); hopefully I'll still be peddling at 100 years. :)
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
GREAT! I totally will.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 9 years
wow! guess i should start using that gym membership more often.
millarci millarci 9 years
OMG! I would love to still have the energy to work out at that age!
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
it was true with my grandpa. he passed away three months after his golf course closed for renovations. All he did was watch tv after that. he lived a very full life though, so no regrets!
almostloli almostloli 9 years
Happy Birthday Ida! you're such an inspiration to others!
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
Amazing! I want to be like her!
Renees3 Renees3 9 years
this lady rules.
cruigao cruigao 9 years
Major kudos!!!
behemoth_the_cat behemoth_the_cat 9 years
yay to exercise! my grandpa will be 90 this year and he still exercises every morning :)
leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
She puts (17yr old)me to shame!lol. Cool woman, I hope to be able to do what she's doing when I get up-there in age. She's an inspiration!
julieulie julieulie 9 years
I'm totally impressed! My grandparents do a fair amount of walking everyday, but they're only 87, not 100. If I make it to 100, I doubt I'll be a couch potato, but I'm pretty sure I won't be spending two full hours per day at the gym, either.
hellomodupe hellomodupe 9 years
wow nice!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Wow good for her!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 9 years
I'm a little in awe, and I'll admit, a little intimidated. Glad I went for a run today or I'd feel really lazy.
ccsugar ccsugar 9 years
WOW good for her!! :woohoo:
sugar_q sugar_q 9 years
How inspiring! I've been slacking off lately with my workouts and healthy eating, but now I really have no excuse! If a 100 year old woman can get out there every day and exercise for 2 hours then so can I.
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
um, wow, I guess I'll go to the gym tonight after all . . .
bealotus bealotus 9 years
wow,she's amazing,what an inspiration!
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
Wow! Way to go Ida!
indreams8318 indreams8318 9 years
wow! good for her and its great advice too. now....i must go work out tonight because really, if she can do it, we all can. and to add to her advice, keep in touch with friends and family. i work with a woman who is 90 (and still working!) and she cooks for friends, goes to the opera, symphony, plays, museums etc. She is more active than people i know half her age and it is really proof that staying active and living it up a bit really do make for a happy life.
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