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Fact or Fiction: Active Hobbies for Seniors
by Staff
No longer is it just "those kids today; tsk, tsk" it may be "those crazy seniors today." What exactly are older folks doing to stay active? Many are doing the same things that people decades younger -- and older -- are doing: moving, shaking and anti-aging. If you think you know what your peers and parents are up to, test your knowledge in our quiz.

Pickleball, a sport gaining in popularity among seniors, is named after the pickle patches where it originated.

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Go Bold or Go Old is a high-energy, senior citizen flash mob group.

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A "Clydesdale" is a marathon runner over the age of 50.

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Triathletes over age 55 are allotted special time and distance exceptions to help them finish.

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Japanese people live the longest mostly because of their strict exercise routines.

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Football players and seniors benefit from belly dancing because it helps with balance and core strength.

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Senior pit crew drills are gaining in popularity in car racing circuits.

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Gardening is losing its following among older Americans in the 21st century as many turn to more active hobbies.

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Walking clubs have long been popular in Scotland, England and Germany but are gaining speed in the United States.

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Older men and women from traditional Western religious backgrounds are suspicious of the Eastern elements of yoga, so it isn't catching on with seniors.

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Pet therapy is popular among seniors because so many dogs need physical conditioning and healing.

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There are several seniors who regularly compete in the extreme sport X Games.

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Solo seniors often travel with strangers rather than forego a trip or go alone.

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Those who can, run; those who can't, walk.

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Grandchild-chasing is getting organized with playgroups aimed at pairing grandparents and kids to increase fitness levels for both.

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"Chair exercising" is mainly a euphemism for sitting around instead of getting up and getting active.

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Tinkering hobbies like woodworking, appliance repair and car restoration don't have health benefits outside of being enjoyable.

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Cutting a rug or shaking your groove thing socially isn't as healthful as repetitive-motion waltzing.

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Fewer seniors in the United States have been playing golf in recent years.

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Calling napping a "hobby" for active seniors is stretching it.

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