8 Sports That Are Ideal for Seniors

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Staying active during your retirement is essential for keeping you healthy, fit, and for slowing down the signs of aging. Of course, you need to take your current physical abilities into consideration before starting any new exercise regimen.

If you’re someone who enjoys playing sports as opposed to hitting the gym, jogging, or taking yoga classes, you’ll be happy to know that there are quite a few senior-friendly sports out there to choose from.

Sports Seniors Can Play Safely

According to Aging Greatly, you’ll want to play low-impact sports that are easy on your body, in particular, your joints. 

Here are 8 sports the site suggests:

  • Swimming
  • Bocce Ball
  • Croquet
  • Shuffleboard
  • Walking Soccer
  • Golf
  • Archery
  • Pickleball

Another great aspect of playing sports is that they give you a wonderful chance to interact with other people your age and possibly make some new friends. Plus, it’s fun to indulge your competitive side, and it’ll keep you sharp and on your toes!

Do you play sports? Which is your favorite? We’d love to hear from you.

Check out our other articles on Council of Seniors 365 for more advice on staying active and fit as a senior.

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