As a global leader in musculoskeletal health, Zimmer is proud to join with the National Senior Games Association to showcase the athletic achievements of 356 athletes assembled for this year’s winter games.
“We applaud the athletes at this year’s games as they demonstrate what can be achieved by embracing an active lifestyle,” saidJeffery A. McCaulley, President, Zimmer Reconstructive.”The dedication and spirit of these athletes is an inspiration for everyone at Zimmer as we work to develop innovative and personalized technologies that help restore mobility and renew active lifestyles for seniors all around the world.”
Regular physical activity has been shown to reduce morbidity and mortality from many chronic diseases. However, despite the well-known benefits of physical activity, many senior adults lead a sedentary lifestyle. Data from the National Health Interview Survey shows that nearly four in ten adults report no participation in leisure-time physical activity, and these numbers increase as people age.
Zimmer recognizes that the activities that seniors enjoyed in the past, coupled with the normal effects of aging, can wear out joints, causing pain and preventing people from pursuing activities. Fortunately, advances in orthopaedic technology help alleviate pain and restore people to active lifestyles. People suffering from joint pain should consult an orthopaedic specialist, or visit Zimmer.com to learn more about available treatment options.
SOURCE Zimmer Holdings, Inc.