January 4, 2016 9:19 pm
Updated: January 4, 2016 9:36 pm

103-year-old doesn’t need New Year’s resolutions to stay in good shape

WATCH ABOVE: Starting up an exercise program is something a lot of us are resolving to do. Here’s Gil Tucker with a story that might inspire you to stick with it, following the footsteps of a Calgary man who’s seen plenty of New Year’s come and go.


Here’s an example that might inspire you if you’re kicking off 2016 vowing to stick with a new exercise program.

Consider how 103 year old Bill Whiteside starts every day:  climbing onto his stationary bike and pedaling for 10 minutes.

Whiteside also makes a point of taking the stairs whenever he can to his third floor apartment in a Calgary senior’s building.

Is it part of a promise he makes to himself every year?

“No,” said Whiteside. “I don’t make New Year’s resolutions.”

Instead, he credits his longevity to good genes and getting up by 5:00 each morning.

Whiteside is a Second World War veteran honoured for his service by the government of France.

And he figures there’s another reason why he’s seen so many new years come and go.

Whiteside is thankful for taking the advice of a doctor 30 years ago.

“He thought that I should have a glass of red wine with dinner each night,” said Whiteside. “I haven’t missed.”

© 2016 Shaw Media

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