Articles touting the benefits of walking 10,000 steps a day pop up on a regular basis in my various news and social media feeds. This one popped up today and I think it contains pretty good information in quick, easy-to-read format. Unlike most articles, the author's sources do recommend starting off easy (and to wear running shoes). That's one of my cardinal rules: If you … [Read more...] about Want to Walk 10,000 Steps a Day…Starting Today? Slow Down!
Ellen Jaffe Jones, NSGA Athlete of the Month, April 2020 and gold medalist in Women 65-69 4x100 relay. For the past couple of weeks, I've been wondering about how I could possibly qualify for the 2021 National Senior Games if organizers for the Nevada Senior Games and Huntsman World Senior Games were to cancel their events this fall. In the scope of a world impacted by … [Read more...] about OPINION: NSGA Makes Best of a Mess Caused by Coronavirus
All photos credit to National Senior Games Association, taken at 2019 National Senior Games in Albuquerque, NM. Senior staff explained to athletes ages 50 or better how they can qualify for the 2021 National Senior Games despite cancellations of state senior games across the country caused by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. In part the email reads as follows: "Together … [Read more...] about How Athletes will Qualify for 2021 National Senior Games During COVID-19 Pandemic
UPDATE MAY 24, 2020: Only a few state senior games remain hopeful in holding their multisport competitions this fall. Below is the most current information available. Each year thousands of athletes ages 50 and better challenge themselves to reach personal bests by competing in senior games that are multisport competitions comprised of individual and team sports. Many dream of … [Read more...] about 2020 Senior Games & Senior Olympics in the U.S.
Banner image from Ohio Senior Games website; "Cancelled" added by Go Speedy Divas. In a newsletter dated April 28, 2020, Deanna Clifford, president of the Ohio Senior Games board of directors, announced the cancellation of the 2020 event for safety reasons related to COVID-19. "The Ohio Senior Olympics (OSO) Board of Trustees has voted to cancel the 2020 State Summer … [Read more...] about Ohio Senior Games Cancels 2020 Competition