May 29, 2013 marked the 20th Annual National Senior Health and Fitness Day, with events going on throughout the nation at health clubs, senior centers retirement communities, hospitals, the YMCA, and many additional community locations. This year’s theme is “Think Healthy, Eat Healthy, Act Healthy Be Healthy”, and seniors are encouraged to participate in activities that help the mind and body. Activities included walking events, low-impact exercises, health screenings and health information workshops.
According to the Fitness Day organization, National Senior Health and Fitness Day is the nation’s largest health event for seniors and yesterday saw more than 100,000 older adults participate at local events at more than 1,000 locations across the United States on the same day. We hope that you were able to take advantage of an event in your area.
Missed the event this year? The National Senior Health & Fitness Day is always held on the last Wednesday in May in support of Older Americans Month and National Physical Fitness and Sports Month.