The Wyoming Senior Olympics Summer Games, to be held in Casper July 9-12, 2014, is themed ‘Trails to a Healthier State’ following last year’s slogan of Trails to a Healthy State. The crux of the Wyoming Senior Olympics is to encourage citizens to choose healthy, active lifestyles through participation.
The ‘Trails to a Healthier State’ slogan and logo was developed to recognize the importance of making healthy choices and participating in physical activity along with the significance of the four historic trails that pass through present day Casper: The Oregon Trail in 1843, the Mormon Pioneer Trail in 1847, the California Trail in 1849, and the Pony Express in 1860. The unique combination of Casper’s historical background, combined with current efforts encouraging people to choose healthy lifestyles, made for an opportunity to take advantage of a play on words inviting participants locally and nationally to compete in the Wyoming Senior Olympics.
The Wyoming Senior Olympics Summer Games, an annual event in Wyoming for the past 27 years, provides opportunities for men and women, ages 50 and over, to participate and compete in archery, badminton, basketball, billiards, bowling, cycling, darts, disc golf, golf, horseshoes, mountain biking, Pickleball, racquetball, 5K and 10K road races, skeet shooting, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, track and field, trap shooting, triathlon, volleyball and weightlifting. Specifics about events included in the Wyoming Senior Olympics are available at www.wyseniorloympics.com.
As recognized by the Centers for Disease Control, the benefits of physical activity are far reaching. Regular physical activity is one of the most important things that can be done for your health. It can help to: Control your weight, reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, reduce your risk of some cancers, strengthen your bones and muscles, improve your mental health and mood, improve your ability to do daily activities and prevent falls, and, if you're an older adult, increase your chances of living longer healthier.
Wyoming Senior Olympics information and registration is available at www.wyseniorloympics.com.