Five Sports for Seniors to Try

Even as we age, it’s important to keep our bodies moving! Not only do sports and physical activity help with strengthening muscles and protecting joints, it takes a great deal of brain power! Whether you’re leveraging hand-eye coordination, strategy, or gentle movements, there are plenty of activities for you to explore. Here are five sports for seniors to try:

  • Swimming

Swimming is a low-impact workout that is not only fun but can help strengthen the muscles around the joint. The buoyancy of the water allows you to move more freely and at a full range of motion to get the most out of your time in the pool.

  • Golf

Golf is a game that can marry activity and socialization. This sport doesn’t require an exorbitant amount of energy to have fun! With golf taking place outdoors (for the most part), you can enjoy fresh air, walking, putting, and a little bit of strategy!

  • Tennis

A more fast-paced sport, tennis is about hand-eye coordination and balance. This is a great sport to use both mental and physical energy! With the need to run and swing a racket, be sure to take caution if this sport piques your interest!

  • Dancing

Express yourself and get your body moving! Dancing can be a full-body workout that can enhance energy, mood, and even help with memory by remembering steps or a routine. Additionally, you can also sit to make this a low-impact workout that is easier on your joints!  

  • Yoga

Yoga is a wonderful practice for both body and mind. The gentle movements strengthen muscles while improving flexibility and reducing tension in the body. With a variety of levels and moves, anyone can craft a routine suitable for their abilities. For some joint-friendly yoga moves, check out Yoga for Joint Pain Management here.

While these are only five ideas, there are other activities and sports for seniors. We challenge you to find the one that makes you feel your best (and happiest!). Which sport speaks to you?

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How to Celebrate the Aging Process

We’ve mentioned it before, but aging is a gift! We learn more each year about who we are, what we like, and how we want to spend our time. How wonderful is it that we have the opportunity to learn more and continue to enrich our lives?

Whether it be embracing the small moments or being kind to yourself, there are plenty of ways to the celebrate aging process. After all, age is just a number.

Listen to Your Body

The body’s capabilities change over time, which can be hard to accept. Instead of fighting your body, listen to it.  We can be very intuitive if we simply tuned in. Does the body feel stiff today? Go easy on yourself, but stay active. Your body may be looking for a leisurely walk instead of a swim or bike ride.

Take Up a New Activity

Our interests constantly evolve as we learn and grow. Embrace the change! Taking up a new activity or hobby is a fun way to explore interests further or discover new ones.

Teach Someone Something

You’re probably an expert in one of your fields of interest! Whether it’s gardening, cooking, or how to get a hole in one, we bet someone is looking to soak up all that knowledge from you. Not only are you sharing an interest and teaching, you’re spending quality time with a loved one.

Keep In Touch

It’s not only important to stay in touch with your loved ones, but it’s just as important to stay in touch with those on a similar journey as you. It’s nice to know you aren’t alone in how you may be feeling. Find a support buddy that can help you through the good and not-so-great times.

However, you choose to celebrate, remember to be kind to yourself and your body. After all, you two have come a long way together.

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