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 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 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!
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!
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 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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