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Golden Opportunities

Today’s older adults are a frisky and diversified bunch, according to a recent poll conducted by the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association. Here’s a look at the most popular sports and athletic activities (based on participation frequency) among Americans 55 and older, for the year 2002:

1. fitness walking

2. stretching

3. treadmill exercise

4. golf

5. freshwater fishing

6. recreational vehicle camping

7. training with free weights

(hand weights)

8. bowling

9. day hiking10. resistance training
(weight machines)

11. stationary cycling (upright bikes)

12. using an abdominal
machine/device

13. training with free weights
(dumbbells)

14. running/jogging

15. calisthenics

For more information on this study, contact [email protected]



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