Among the best form of recreation available to us are sports. There are various forms of sports, ranging from team-based (such as soccer) to individual (like badminton). You will find that different sports require different kinds of physical intensities. For instance, golf or archery can be considered a fairly relaxing past-time. On the other hand, combat sports or marathon sports can be considered significantly more intense. Of course, this is largely dependent on the individual in question, and it’s also affected by how much effort you put into your sport of choice. Ultimately, how intense you make your recreation is your decision. In this article, however, we cover some relatively age-friendly sports that almost anyone can enjoy. We try to be as inclusive as possible, but feel free to tweak or select different activities depending on your own limitations. Read on to find out more!
Swimming is an excellent sport enjoyed by all ages. Not only is it relaxing and cooling to take a dip in the pool (especially on a hot summer day), but swimming is also a less intense sport on the joints than many other activities. This is because the density of the water increases your buoyancy and reduces the pressure you put on your joints.
For this reason, swimming (and aqua jogging) is often a recommended form of exercise for those with joint issues. Dependent on your own swimming capabilities and energy levels you may swim for as short as 15 minutes, up to an hour. We recommend swimming in a swimming pool rather than outdoor water bodies due to the additional presence of a lifeguard to keep an eye on you in the event of a sudden emergency.
Biking is another sport that is considered to have a lower impact on your joints. Apart from being an excellent way to exercise, it also serves as an eco-friendly form of transportation. Rather than drive to the park, why not take a bike ride instead? Get one with a basket, so you can pack some picnic supplies with you and enjoy your meals outdoors.
Walking soccer is a lot like regular soccer, except no running is allowed. Hard tackling is also banned, and the size of the pitch is significantly smaller than a regular soccer field. Typically, most people who take part are those aged 50 and above. While walking soccer started as a niche, it has since grown into an international sport with the first world cup being planned for 2022!
Why Choose Rittenhouse Village At Lehigh Valley?
At Rittenhouse Village At Lehigh Valley By Senior Discovery Living, we do our best to come up with fun activities to keep our residents mentally, physically, and socially stimulated. To do this, our Celebrations activities & events calendar runs a varied roster of exciting activities for everyone. Our programs range from exercise classes to parties, and even local outings!
To find out more about Rittenhouse Village At Lehigh Valley, feel free to contact us here to ask us any questions you may have, or request a tour of our community to discover us first-hand!