In case you needed even more inspiration for your week, here’s 99-year-old Meta Monteleon from Macon, GA who enjoys staying young with her regular yoga practice. She hearts it so much her yoga pals threw her a yoga birthday party. Don’t worry, there was cake, too!
Lady Meta does her yoga in a chair and gets around mostly in a wheelchair, but that’s never stopped her. “That’s the only way to be healthy is to work at it,” the former WWII nurse told the local news.
Other yoga classmates are feeling the yoga love as well.
Bill Mallard said yoga is a lifesaver. “Because as you grow older and if you’re sitting on the sofa doing nothing, you loose all your muscle tone,” said Mallard.
Mallard turns 90 next month. His goal is to keep up with Monteleone. “I told her I was gonna try to beat her. She’s 99, so I’m gonna try to at least reach that age,” said Mallard.
Go on, Bill! It’s nice to see the guys out there as well.
She’s 99 but that Meta she’s still quick as a whip. When asked her secret to staying healthy for so long, Monteleon slyly replied, “Well, I’m very careful at picking my parents!”
Happy birthday Meta! May you enjoy many more.
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