Getting older doesn’t mean that your quality of life has to decrease.
Aging is a fact of life, but we don’t have to give it permission to slow us down.
Kyle Case currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the Huntsman World Senior Games, the largest annual multi-sport event in the world for athletes in their 50’s and better.
On the most recent Go Wellness Podcast, Kyle and Regan dive into the benefits of staying active your whole life.
Huntsman World Senior Games
This fall will be the 34th annual senior games.
The participants in the senior games are individuals 50 years and older.
There are 32 different sports offered ranging from basketball and mountain biking to horseshoes and square dancing.
The senior games act as a great motivator for individuals to stay active and engaged and help them have a healthy aging process.
Aging is the leading cause of death.
The World Health Organization recently classified aging as a form of death.
Aging is something that we all have to encounter during our lifetime but how we age is the most important factor.
If we are aging just by sitting on the couch and watching television, we are doing our minds and bodies a disservice.
Our overall quality of life will likely decrease as well.
By actively aging, we can improve our brain, health, and overall quality of life.
Benefits of Active Aging
Active aging helps us enjoy life at a fuller capacity.
It doesn’t solve everything in life, but it does give life more purpose and enjoyment.
Active aging can seem like a large task if you haven’t been active recently.
The most important thing is to start where you are. Start small and keep moving forward.
No matter where you are starting, you will be able to see the health benefits.
Aside from feeling healthier, stronger, and better, staying active while you are aging also improves the brain.
There are no cures to dementia or alzheimer’s disease but things can be done to offset the diseases.
Staying active has the potential to offset these diseases.
Staying active means better brain health and better brain health means everything feels and performs better, too.
Huntsman Senior Games Helps Active Aging
The goal of the Huntsman Senior Games is to help with the quality of life of more mature individuals.
It gives people motivation to stay healthy so that they can perform well in the games.
The senior games is an event that provides a bigger purpose for older individuals.
It helps people stay active, social, happy, and healthy.
To either volunteer or participate in the Huntsman Senior Games, visit here.
To listen to the full podcast with Regan and Kyle Case, listen below: