The Masters Games provides an occasion to make the wider community aware of the benefits of sport and being active, which we know is beneficial to long-term health and wellbeing.
This year’s games will see more than 8000 participants (mostly aged 45 to 65), descend on Adelaide. Participants of all abilities are encouraged to join in the fun.
National Seniors CEO and research director Professor John McCallum says preventing and managing disease and disability are key priorities in the quest for healthy ageing.
“While we know that health outcomes are determined by many factors—some of which cannot be changed—research shows a large number of chronic diseases share modifiable risk factors related to lifestyle, including diet, and physical exercise,” Prof. McCallum says.
“With that in mind, partnering with the Australian Masters Games offers an exceptional opportunity to showcase a healthier, more connected future for older Australians.”
The Australian Masters Games is a biennial sporting event regarded as one of the premier and largest participation sporting events on the Australian sporting landscape. In 2019, the 17th edition of the Games will be hosted in Adelaide from 5-12 October.
To find out more about the games and event locations, visit the Australian Masters Games website.
Are you visiting the Australian Masters Games? Come and visit the National Seniors Australia stand.