Athletes aim to age gracefully – Boxer Evander Holyfield, 50, went from rags to riches at 21 and struggled with money after his rise to heavyweight champion.
Athletes aim to age gracefully – Holyfield knocks down archrival Mike Tyson.
Athletes aim to age gracefully – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the National Basketball Association's all-time leading scorer, has a new career as an author. He also is a spokesman for the pharmaceutical company that makes the drug treatment he uses to fight chronic myeloid leukemia.
Athletes aim to age gracefully – Abdul-Jabbar, No. 33, found transitioning from player to private citizen a challenge. Here, he posts up during a game against the Philadelphia 76ers in 1987.
Athletes aim to age gracefully – Tennis great Martina Navratilova works with AARP on a campaign to get people over 50 physically active.
Athletes aim to age gracefully – Navratilova (shown playing in 1982) recommends switching up hobbies and sports to keep fresh and continue learning. However, she says she still finds time to play tennis.