The American College of Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, is convening the upcoming World Heart Games in Decatur, Ga, which will feature an Olympic-style competition for cardiovascular rehab patients.

The event will feature a variety of challenging—yet safe and monitored—competitions for patients, from table tennis to golf putting to bocce ball. Agnes Scott College in Decatur will host the games, which are presented by The Coca-Cola Co.

Although the games are designed for cardiac patients or people with cardiovascular risk factors, health care providers are encouraged to get involved, too. Therapists, physicians, nurses, and other professionals can talk to cardiac rehab patients about their physical activity abilities and options, and may encourage them to register for the Games.

[Source: American College of Sports Medicine]