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5 Sports to take up after 50

02 Oct, 2019

Pickleball

What is Pickleball? It is one of the fastest growing sports in the US, with over 3 million Pickleball players, and  has grown in popularity in Australia since 2015. Pickleball is a low-impact sport that is easy to learn and can be played at almost any age.

Pickleball is a cross between tennis, badmington and table tennis. It was created in 1965 by US Congressman Joel Pritchard and some of his friends in America while they were looking for some entertainment. The story goes that Pritchard was eager to play badminton with his friends one afternoon but couldn’t find the equipment so they had to improvise with some table tennis paddles, a whiffle ball and lowering the net on the badminton court.

If you’re wondering where the name ‘Pickleball’ came from, it was actually after Pritchard’s cocker spaniel Pickles, who enjoyed going after the ball while his owners played.

Keen to try your hand at Pickleball?  Visit Seachange Riverside Coomera and check out their twin Pickleball Courts.

Swimming

If you suffer from arthritis or any type of joint inflammation, then swimming is as low impact as it gets. The weightless properties of the water will alleviate any pressure from your body while you still benefit from a full cardio workout. To really stretch those muscles and get your respiratory system busy, join in with some group activities, such as water aerobics, polo, and volleyball.

All of the Seachange Resorts feature spectacular swimming pools.  Most importantly when you live at a Seachange resort the pools are maintained by the resorts staff, leaving you more time to focus on staying fit and fabulous.

Yoga

Yoga is another favorite form of exercise for many over 50s because it ticks almost every health box without taxing the body too much whatsoever. Your core balance, muscle flexibility, and respiratory flow will all benefit from regular Yoga practice, while the relaxing meditative properties will help unwind a stressful mind.

Dancing

If you’re going to exercise, you might as well have fun with it, right? Dancing is one of the most enjoyable ways to get a full body workout.  Your energy levels will rise, your memory will be tested to recall certain steps, and you’ll impress your friends next time you’re on the dancefloor!

All of our Country Clubs come with a dance floor area idea for learning and practising some new moves.

Lawn Bowls

Lawn bowls is a popular sport and leisure activity in Australia, especially within people over 50 years of age.  It is a great way to develop certain skills, like coordination and precision, and it is a low impact activity that can be enjoyed by anyone. Seachange have included lawn bowls greens as part of the array of facilities that our residents at ArundelRiverside Coomera and Toowoomba will enjoy daily.

 

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