Advice from 90-Year-Old Navy Veteran

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Maxine Bodman is a Navy veteran with a passion for sports. At the age of 90 (and only a couple of months away from 91), she won the gold medal in shuffleboard at the 30th National Veterans Golden Age Games in Detroit, held July 10th through the 14th.

Bodman has been participating in these games for 14 years and plans to continue as long as she “can put one foot in front of the other.”

“You want to win. You strive to win. But if you don’t win, you have to be nice, polite, and say congratulations,” says Bodman. She adds, smiling, “I try to win.”

Bodman stresses the importance of staying active no matter what phase of life you’re in.

Get some valuable and timeless advice from one of the most adorable (and surely one of the toughest) little old ladies on the planet in the video below.

For more advice from our veterans, try this story of two amputee veterans who took on Mount Everest.

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