3 Fun Sports to Keep You Fit

by crblog - March 29th, 2016.
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The older you get, the more difficult it can be to keep up with the young ones in certain sports. Whether it’s basketball, soccer, or roller hockey, active adult communities such as Craig Ranch are full of kids who enjoy being active outdoors.

But there are other sports where age is less of a factor and still a great workout.

Here are three sports to take part in if you want to be active but also want to take it easy on the knees and back.

Swimming

You’re never too old to hop in the pool for a few laps. Not only is it a great way to get the blood flowing, but it’s also an excellent way to escape the Texas heat! Swimming can help reduce inflammation and pain associated with joint problems like arthritis. Since you are virtually weightless in the pool, swimming doesn’t cause any heavy strain on your joints like other sports might. Swimming is also a great way for the entire family to enjoy themselves while breaking a figurative sweat.

Tennis

Tennis is a sport that can be picked up at any age. Not only is it fun, but it is also a good workout for your entire body. As people age, they generally gravitate toward playing doubles for both the social aspect and to lessen the wear and tear on the bodies. It’s recommended you play only 90-120 minutes three days a week and mix up your routine with singles, doubles, and hitting off of a machine.

Golf

Golf may be frustrating, but like other sports, it’s all about improvement. Golf keeps the body moving, which is important as you age. Another plus, you don’t have to play against anyone else if you don’t want. So, you can play at your own pace. On the other hand, golf can be a very social sport when you play in a group.

Staying active is the key to longevity. Fortunately, the master-planned community of Craig Ranch offers many different options for active adult living. Take a look at the available homes in Craig Ranch and make the move to our master-planned community today!

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