Seniors keep up with active lifestyles, participate in competitions

Seniors keep up with active lifestyles, partake in annual OlympicsIt is no secret that many seniors have been keeping up with their active lifestyle rather than spending their golden years relaxing. According to The Sun News, nearly 400 seniors participated in the Georgia Golden Olympics, which promotes physical activity for people over the age of 50.

The games comprise a wide range of activities for the seniors to compete in - everything from archery to cycling and track. Also, there are activities that are much less strenuous, such as checkers and a frisbee toss, the media outlet reports.

This isn't the only Olympic event for seniors. According to the Topeka Capital Journal, more than 650 participants gathered in Kansas to play in the annual Senior Olympics this year. There were 15 sports that they competed in, including softball, tennis and shuffleboard.

"It's an inspiration for all the seniors," Becky Sewell, Kansas Senior Olympics director, told the news source. "Because they're not seniors. When you see them out competing, they still have the drive, they still have the competition. They beat all the stereotypes."