Which sports do you like to play? Golf? Archery? Volleyball? Tennis? Swimming? Shuffleboard? Cycling? Playing and competing in sports is a fantastic and fun way to get and stay fit. Have you heard of the National Senior Olympics Organization?
Founded in 1985, the National Senior Olympics Organization (NSOO) had a vision "to promote healthy lifestyles for adults through education, fitness, and sport." The organization is now known as the National Senior Games Association (NSGA). Through the NSGA, you can take part in a local team or individual sports and qualify for their biennial athletic competition. The National Senior Games is the largest sporting event in the world for adults 50 and older.
The National Senior Games Association (NSGA) website is full of information to help you start competing, including:
The website is also a helpful fitness and health resource. It has free articles, videos, and links to exercising and healthy living resources like:
Read athlete's blogs and check out the Personal Best and Athlete of the Month pages for inspiration. To keep up to date on the National Senior Games, sign up for the free e-newsletter. The NSG newsletter features senior athletes, supplies health updates, recipes, and more. Check out the website and learn more about competing in the National Senior Games.