Many adults choose to stay athletically involved as they age.
Being an adult athlete can mean many things, it could mean you are an adult who enjoys playing sports and chooses to play for fun as an amateur.
It also could mean you are choosing to take your game up a notch and really take on the challenge of competition.
Many adults in the 50s and beyond are choosing to train to become tri-athletes or to run a marathon. Others play soccer, tennis, racquetball, softball or bowling, say the physicians.