The National Veterans Golden Age Games (NVGAG) is set to take place this May 26-31 in Des Moines, Iowa. So far over 600 competitors have registered for the annual event.
Now in its 24th year, the event will showcase a variety of exciting sports. Games planned are swimming, bicycling and golf, while some of the more unique categories will be shuffleboard, dominos and table tennis.
According to the organization's website, NVGAG is the largest sports and recreation competition in the world for this specific age group of veterans.
The tournament aims "to serve as a showcase for the rehabilitation value that wellness and fitness provide in the lives of older Americans."
NVGAG is open to any military veteran over the age of 55 who receives health care at one of the Veteran Affairs medical facilities.
Active living seniors who are not military veterans may want to maintain a regular physical fitness program. According to LifeClinic.com, exercise can boost HDL (good) cholesterol, aid the circulatory system and lower blood pressure.