Spare time for fitness: Fauja Singh

Spare time for fitness: Fauja Singh

Fauja Singh during a press conference in Chandigarh on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: NITIN MITTAL

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, November 17

Old yet active, Fauja Singh, a British Sikh supercentenarian and retired marathon runner of Punjabi descent, spread a word of fitness for all youngsters on the sidelines of an event here today.

“The youngsters should know the importance of fitness, especially in this busy lifestyle. I have managed to survive and walk on my feet in this old age, due to my love for fitness,” said Fauja.

Though he took retirement from competitive running, he maintained that he still made sure to walk as much as he can every day. “I take ample rest to recover my body. Having good diet is another area to concentrate on,” he said.

Major DP Singh, a Kargil war veteran, India’s first blade runner and Asia’s first disabled solo skydiver, appreciated Fauja’s dedication toward fitness. “He is a live example of what a human body is capable of doing. He is a motivation to all youngsters,” said Major DP Singh.

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