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The 2016 National Senior Health and Fitness Day theme is “Improve Your Health for a Better Self,” a theme, selected from among nearly 1,000 entries.
100,000 older adults will participate in activities at more than 1,000 locations all over America on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, for the 23rd annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day. The common goal for the day is to help older Americans stay healthy and fit.
What is National Senior Health & Fitness Day?
National Senior Health & Fitness Day is a nationwide health and fitness event for older adults. Set for the last Wednesday every May, National Senior Health & Fitness Day is the largest annual health promotion event for seniors in the U.S.
The event promotes the importance of regular physical activity and showcases what local organizations are doing to improve health and fitness in older adults in their communities.
What Do Seniors Do On National Senior Health & Fitness Day?
Local organizations throughout America host senior-related health and fitness events at retirement communities, health clubs, senior centers, parks, hospitals, YMCAs, houses of worship, banks and other community locations. Local health and fitness activities vary based on the hosting organization and the interests of local seniors. Activities are non-competitive and include walking events, low-impact exercise, health screenings and information workshops.
Can My Organization Participate in Senior Health & Fitness Day?
Yes! A National Senior Health & Fitness Day event registration form is available, so organizations can register to sponsor an official site. Registered organizations are legally entitled to use the event name and logo, and to order event incentive items like T-shirts, buttons, handout bags etc. Visit www.fitnessday.com to register your organization for next year’s event.
Look for details soon on the 2017 National Senior Health & Fitness Day theme contest. Every fall, National Senior Health & Fitness Day sponsors the contest to select a slogan for the next year’s event. Anyone aged 50 or older is eligible to submit an entry. The winning entrant will receive a cash prize, and the winning theme will appear on National Senior Health & Fitness Day materials.
Do You Have Difficulty Attending Social Activities due to Lung Disease?
If attending events like those on National Senior Health & Fitness Day is something you enjoy, but doing so seems too difficult because of your lung disease, perhaps an alternate treatment such as autologous stem cell therapy (using your body’s own cells) to promote healing in damaged lung tissue could get you back into action. The Lung Institute has helped over 2,000 people regain their quality of life through minimally-invasive, outpatient regenerative medicine therapies. If you’d like a chance to breathe more easily, please contact us at (800) 729-3065 to learn more.