A growing number of baby boomers see sports as a way to feel young again [news]
A growing cadre of baby boomers who seek the proverbial fountain of youth in swimming pools, on running tracks and in the gym. Many have taken up sports -- even extreme sports -- in mid-life, pursuing fitness not only to look good but to feel good.
``Boomers have always appreciated being physically fit, and they're not about to let go of that active lifestyle,'' says Kara Thompson, spokeswoman for the International Health, Racquet and Sports Club Association (IHRSA). ``They want to stay healthy. They exercise because it makes them feel better.''