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Staying active for the over 50s

Staying active for the over 50s

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Exercise is instrumental for healthy living. Doing a little bit here and there helps the body keep ticking over. The rehabilitation benefits of working out are vast.

Whether your body is struggling due to its natural deterioration or you have injured yourself after years of strenuous work, if you have injured yourself in the workplace you should follow the advice here and avoid soldiering on. Do not hesitate to get in touch with a claim company, especially if it wasn’t your fault.

However, as we age it becomes harder and harder to find sports that our body can perform without picking up those troublesome injuries. Below are some sports to help you stay active and age gracefully.

There are few sports of greater benefit than golf. An 18-hole round of golf is hugely advantageous. For starters, it can get you out of the house for as long as four hours. Besides the amount of fresh air you are taking in, you are also undertaking a fantastic cardio exercise without the rigour of running or jogging. Most courses are, by and large, over 6,000 yards in distance. You also are conditioning your upper body with every swing of the club, making golf one of the most leisurely full body workouts around. The game is also perfect as it can be a social event played with peers or a solo sport if you can’t find anyone free.

Staying active for the over 50s

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Like golf, tennis is another super full-body workout. Running around the court gets the blood pumping, doing your heart the world of good, whilst, like golf, every shot you make is exercising the arms, helping to prevent the normative sagging of skin which aging entails via the toning of biceps. The USTA report that those who undertake three or more hours of tennis per week cut their risk of death by any ailment in half whilst it also generates new connections between nerves and the brain.

Staying active for the over 50s

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A lot of people get into cycling when they get older simply because they have more time to spend in the saddle. Hopping on a push bike is a great way for those who haven’t partaken in sports before to get healthy, thanks in no small part to its individualistic nature. You only go as fast as you want to. Moreover, in Great Britain, we have fantastic cycle routes. For those wanting to see the unrivalled beauty that this magnificent country boasts then there is no better way to do it than on a bike.

Staying active for the over 50s

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Another sport where you only push yourself as hard as you want to. The refreshing nature of water revitalizes those who opt for swim, whilst it is also extremely easy on the joints. Not only that, but it can help improve flexibility, tone muscles, strengthen the heart, improve mental health and reduces the risk of Osteoporosis, which is the reduction of bone density.




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