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Sports for Seniors - What You Can Offer

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 2 1

Although some adult people seem to be frail to engage in certain activities, it’s important to say that there are lots of sports that will allow them to feel stronger in many aspects. Sports such as golf and basketball are good options as adults as well as young people can play together. Let’s have a look at some of the most popular sports for adult people.

Playing Basketball

This is one of the best sports to aid adult people get physical activity and to exercise not only their lower and upper limbs but also their backs. It’s believed that basketball is really beneficial for those who suffer from joint pains. It’s important to mention that there are special basketball games created for people who are in a wheelchair. Adult people can get the rewards of playing the game and at the same time improve their stamina and general welfare.

It’s the most suitable sport for adults because it allows them to share time with other people and socialize with people of their same age. Remember that team sports are perfect for improving your socializing skills and to improve the way you communicate with others.

Golfing

Those adult people who don’t feel as active as in the past or who simply need to feel a change in their lives find that golfing is perfect for them. a good thing to do to get you started is to use the driving range that will allow you to fine-tune your swing. Golfing is the ideal sport to make adult people stronger, more flexible and a lot more concentrated. Try to find a green that allows you to put your self-control and focus to use.

It’s important to state that golfing is mainly a mental activity, which means that it is the ideal sport for adults to improve their thinking skills to create strategic moves that get them closer to the holes. Golfing is suitable for friends as it gives them the chance to get some exercise from walking that will make them feel healthier. If they get tired, they can always have their golfing cart to get to their next hole. Remember that this sport will help you unwind so it would be a good idea to spend a whole golfing weekend at a nice hotel.

Going for a swim

Going for a swim is perfect for adult people as it gives them the chance to build more stamina, become stronger and be more agile. Adult people can really get a lot of rewards when practising a sport including overall well-being, firmer muscles, improved circulation of blood, better heart rate and healthy lungs. The good thing about swimming is that every single muscle of your body will get to work but you will surely feel it in your lower and upper limbs and in your back. Adult women who are more susceptible to osteoporosis will certainly note the beneficial properties of this activity.

Adult people should go for a swimming session that lasts about forty minutes no more than three times a week. If you have never gone swimming before, you might need some sessions to feel comfortable in this new environment. You could start with a few laps to see how you feel and ask the swimming coach to help you during your first sessions.

Running a marathon

You need to know that are long-distance races that are especially organized for adult people. The races might be a combination of running and walking or one of the two. There are even triathlon for adult people in which they have to run, cycle and swim. It’s surprising to see how many people in their mid sixties take part in those physical challenges. Remember that sports are perfect to improve adults’ performance and to build up their living years. Try to find marathon itineraries in the area where you live as well as in newspaper so that the adult has the chance to get ready for the competition. If the adult person has never taken part in a marathon, you might want to give marathons a try.


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Mar 20, 2012 11:42am
southerngirl09
As a senior, I think I will stay with swimming. Even as a young person golf was very frustrating for me. Those old balls just went where they wanted to go - not where I aimed them!
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