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Living Proof That It’s Never Too Late to Start Exercising

Science shows what Mike Harrington knows — no matter your age, now is the time to start improving your fitness and health

Mike Harrington was sedentary until age 69. Now in his eighties, he’s a record-setting powerlifter. Photo courtesy of Kyle Wurzel.

Mike Harrington was a self-described couch potato until, at age 69 and 50 pounds beyond his high-school weight, he decided to…




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Independent health & science journalist writing motivationally about the science of physical health & mental wellness. Former editor-in-chief of LiveScience.

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