National Senior Health & Fitness Day – Gary Ford, Pt. 1
Fitness Friday Interview Series, The Not Old Better Show
Welcome to The Not Old Better Show on radio and podcast. I’m Paul Vogelzang, and today is National Senior Fitness and Health day!
National Senior Health and Fitness Day is celebrated every year on the last Wednesday of May as part of the Older Americans Month activities. The day is commemorated by the Mature Market Resource Center, a national-level clearinghouse organization for the older adults market in collaboration with various non-profit organizations and private NGOs. National Senior Health and Fitness Day is the largest health and wellness movement for seniors in the U.S.
It is high time that we explore the various options of physical activity available for our seniors and acknowledge the importance of nutrition and exercise for the prevention of ill health. A healthy diet boosts immunity and energy while regular exercise retains bone mass and lowers the risk of fractures as well as that of any other disease or condition.
Today’s guests will do just that: explore fitness options, goals, and activities to keep you sharp, fit, and enjoying your lives. We will be talking in Pt 1 with event organizer Gary Ford, and in Pt. 2, senior fitness expert and long time Not Old Better Show contributor Sabrena Jo.
This will be a great 2 Pt. show dedicated to a great activity and event. Please join me in welcoming first to the Not Old Better Show National Senior Health & Fitness Day, Gary Ford, and then followed by in Part 2, Sabrena Jo.
National Senior Health & Fitness Day is an annual health and wellness event for older adults. There are two events for 2022: Spring – Wednesday, May 25, 2022 and Fall – Wednesday, October 26, 2021. More than 100,000 older adults will participate in these local health events across the country.
The goals of National Senior Health & Fitness Day are to promote the importance of regular physical activity, and to show what local organizations are doing to improve the health of older adults in their communities. For more information please check out the National Senior Health and Fitness Day website, FitnessDay.com: