A 101-year-old man in Shaanxi province has gained online fame after being spotted regularly jogging down to Xi’an’s Revolution Park for his morning exercises.
Born in 1915 in Xi’an, Yang Maolin has been dubbed as the “healthiest” senior citizen by park visitors, Sina News reports
After Yang’s wife passed away three years ago, his kids arranged for him to come and live in the city with them. Living in sprawling urban center, Yang hasn’t forgotten about his physical fitness.
As long as the weather is good, Yang visits the park to do his exercises in the early morning. He jogs, walks and uses the fitness equipment there.
Occasionally, he’ll even bust into some Qinqiang (秦腔) opera, attracting quite the crowd to stop and listen to him.
Obviously, Yang is quite agile for his old age. Park visitors, young and old, men and women, all enjoy talking with him, and Yang likes to share stories of his long life with them.
“Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind.”
By Lucy Liu
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