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WWE superstar Billy Graham dies aged 79 after being taken off life support

WWE legend Billy Graham has died aged 79 after battling a ‘myriad of health issues’ while on life support. 

Graham had been in the hospital for a number of months dealing with a ‘myriad of very serious health issues’ and had been in the ICU for many weeks, according to a GoFundMe page set up to help him and his family.

Graham died Wednesday after being taken off life support with his wife and daughter by his side, his family told TMZ.  

16-time World Champion Ric Flair first appeared to break the news on Twitter Wednesday night, as he posted: ‘The Superstar Billy Graham Just Left Us THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR INFLUENCE On My Career!’ 

The WWE Hall-of-Famer hospitalized in January with an infection in his ears that spread to his ear bones and skull.

WWE legend Billy Graham has died aged 79 after battling a 'myriad of health issues'

WWE legend Billy Graham has died aged 79 after battling a ‘myriad of health issues’ 

The WWE Hall-of-Famer had been in ICU fighting his health issues on life support

The WWE Hall-of-Famer had been in ICU fighting his health issues on life support

He was also reportedly battling a number of other health issues, including acute kidney failure, congestive heart failure, diabetes, and hearing loss.

Graham’s wife, Valerie, had previously shared an update on her husband’s health on his official Facebook page on May 15, revealing she had initially refused to take him off life support. 

In an update, Valerie said, ‘Please urgent prayers needed for my husband. The doctors wanted to remove him from life support tonight. I refused.

‘He’s a fighter and his will is strong even if his body isn’t. God is our hope.’

Prior to his storied wrestling career, Graham – born Eldridge Wayne Coleman – tried out for the Canadian Football League but rose to fame through an impressive bodybuilding career. 

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Retirement could kill you if you don’t start exercising. Try these 6 expert tips to launch a healthy habit.

You know you need to do it, and you promise to start tomorrow. But the road from the sofa to the gym, pool or yoga studio can prove insurmountable when the day dawns. You’re just not into exercise. And you’re not alone.

Only about one in five adults exercise regularly, and that number drops to 12% for people over age 65. Working adults say the main barrier is lack of time. But having more free time, combined with a lack of structure in retirement, can also make committing to exercise a challenge.

“People’s schedules up until retirement have a lot of activity built in,” said Dr. Katie Hill, chief medical officer of Nudj Health, a Pasadena-based company that works with physicians to improve the health of older patients. 

“You’re walking to and from the car, walking around the office, getting out from your desk, going to meetings, going to lunch,” said Hill. “Our external schedules help give us structure. A lot of that goes away in retirement. Physical activity levels are no longer baked into your routine and a lot of sitting happens.”

Add to that the pull of powerful forces, including fear of falling or injury, believing that exercise is for the young and it’s too late to start, the appeal of more sedentary activities, and a feeling of having earned the right to relax and do what you please; all of these can put movement low on the priority list.

“Those who are lifelong exercisers are likely to continue into later life,” said Margie E. Lachman, a psychologist at Brandeis University and lead author of When Adults Don’t Exercise: Behavioral Strategies to Increase Physical Activity in Sedentary Middle-Aged and Older Adults. 

“In contrast, to start exercising later in life requires one to decide how, what, and when

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