Long after many his age have parked it on the couch, Nash Abrams isn't about to take getting older lying down. He embodies virtually everything i recommend to age successfully.
"I started running in place in front of the TV set way back there," says Abrams. "I think I was 54 years old."
In the 30 years since, he's taken to the road running and race walking. He's competed in marathons and triathalons. Nash even carried the Olympic torch. He's always eyeing the next challenge.
"I need to have a goal something to look forward to or achieving so you can move on," says Abrams.
On the days he doesn't run he works his muscles hard, but in the most simple way possible.
"It's a lot easier for me to work out right here on my carpet," says Abrams.
Just a couple of old dumbells to add resistance and when it comes to push ups, he has few equals.
"I've been building it up and for my last birthday when I turned 87 I did 5,000 push ups," says Abrams.
"Can you imagine 5000 push ups? It's not only exercise that's the key to Nash's success. He volunteers his time and expertise and of course he eats right. It's not that hard just plain simple common sense," says Dr. David.
"I don't each much red meat," says Abrams. "Chicken, veggies, fruit, eat a lot of fruit."
Aging successfully is truly a matter of mindset. You can wallow in what might have been or you can keep your chin up and work to make tomorrow better.