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Lifetime Fitness Activities

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Tennis is a good sport for maintaining health, fitness, strength and agility. It also has social and psychological benefits. You can play with a club or with friends and family as a social activity. Make sure you have plenty of fluids on hand and rehydrate regularly.

Tennis is a great way for you to stay in shape. Involve the whole family by playing a doubles match with a couple of your grandparents. Many apartment complexes, gyms and senior living facilities provide tennis courts. All you need is a racket, tennis balls, a partner and a supportive pair of shoes. In a 30-minute singles match, you expend nearly 300 calories, at a weight of 160 pounds. If you weigh closer to 125 pounds, you'll burn around 210 calories in a 30-minute singles match.

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How do you feel after this challenge? How can you improve your score?

Try out our Tennis Fitness Challenge to test your current skills and abilities.

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Pickleball gives you a good aerobic workout without as much stress and strain on joints and muscles

Pickleball is a fun and exciting sport that combines elements of Badminton, Tennis and Ping Pong. It is played on a court the size of a Badminton court, with a low net similar to Tennis, and with what looks like an oversized ping pong paddle and a wiffle ball. This competitive paddle sport is picking up speed for a number of reasons. It is known for its ease of learning and appeal to all ages. Anyone can play this sport! Whether they are looking for a fun game, a healthy exercise, or intense competition, Pickleball has the ability to fulfill all of these desires. Pickleball players are known for their strong communal focus. And very little equipment is needed to play the game.

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Pickleball

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How do you feel after this workout? Do feel if you practice this often it will improve your abilities?

Try out our Pickleball Skills workout.

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Health benefits of dancing improved condition of your heart and lungs. increased muscular strength, endurance and motor fitness. increased aerobic fitness. improved muscle tone and strength.

Dance allows people to be more active, socialize and develop creative and physical skills. Just a few of the benefits increased exercise dancing can give you are; reduced stress levels, improved relaxation, stronger bones & muscles, weight control and a healthier brain!

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Dance

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Do you feel dance is a good option for fitness as you age? Why or why not?

DANCE THAT STRESS AWAY

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Strength training can help you manage or lose weight, and it can increase your metabolism to help you burn more calories. Enhance your quality of life. Strength training may enhance your quality of life and improve your ability to do everyday activities. Strength training can also protect your joints from injury.

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Strength Training

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How do you feel after that short workout? Is this something you would continue to practice for a lifetime? Why or why not?

Try it out! Move along with the video to see if strength training can be added into your fitness routine

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Tai chi helps reduce stress and anxiety. And it also helps increase flexibility and balance

Tai Chi helps increase mobility and strength – Tai Chi can improve lower and upper body strength and flexibility. This can help to support other forms of exercise, yoga and everyday movements. Balance and posture – the movements and poses in tai chi help to improve your balance and reduce the risk of falls as you age.

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Tai Chi

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How do you feel after this activity? Do you feel this is a good option for a lifelong fitness activity? Why or why not?

Participate in this Tai Chi video to learn some of the basic moves.

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It is an excellent way to get in a good cardio workout without putting unnecessary strain on your joints. There is little risk for injury, and swimming can enhance your strength, endurance, flexibility and confidence

Health benefits of swimming keeps your heart rate up but takes some of the impact stress off your body. builds endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness. Swimming helps you maintain a healthy weight, healthy heart and lungs. tones muscles and builds strength.

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Swimming

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Is swimming an activity you can see yourself doing for a lifetime? Why or why not?

Practice those swimming skills- No pool needed!

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Golf, specifically, provides moderately intense physical activity, such as walking, carrying your bag, and swinging. This increases your heart rate and blood flow, which results in a healthy heart, enhanced brain stimulation, and improved balance. Spectators and caddies can benefit from golf too!

Why is golf a good lifetime sport? Image result for why is golf good for your for a lifetime. Thanks to the low-impact and non-contact nature of the game, it carries a low risk of injury and offers the unique opportunity to continue your skill mastery until an advanced age

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Golf

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How do you feel after this workout? Is golf something you see yourself participating in for a lifetime? Why or why not?

Move along with this Golf Skills video to see if this activity is something you excel at!

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Playing badminton regularly can help strengthen the heart muscle and limit the risk of blood vessels clogging, reducing your risk of CHD. It also counts as a moderate-intensity activity which is a better choice for us and our joints as we age.\

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Badminton

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How do you feel after this workout? Was it challenging? How does it help you in Badminton?

Move along with this no equipment Badminton workout to help your overall fitness!

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Table tennis is a lifetime sport that anybody at any age can play. It resembles the game of tennis, but can be less strenuous. Because it is less physically demanding, many individuals with disabilities are able to play. By learning the skills of table tennis, they will be able to practice this activity year round.

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Ping Pong

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What at home object did you use for this activity?

Move along with this ping pong skills video to improve your current fitness!

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It's gentle on your joints and muscles but still can provide a total body workout.

Regular participation in water aerobics or water exercise classes can help improve heart health and cardiovascular strength. The water's pressure acts as your friend in the pool and helps circulate the blood in your body more efficiently.

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Water Aerobics

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Is aqua aerobics something you could see yourself doing for a lifetime? Why or why not?

No pool needed! Get moving along with Becki for a awesome water aerobics class!

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Regular yoga practice may reduce levels of stress and body-wide inflammation, contributing to healthier hearts. Several of the factors contributing to heart disease, including high blood pressure and excess weight, can also be addressed through yoga.

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Yoga

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How do you feel after participating in this video? Is yoga something you could see yourself doing for a lifetime? Why or why not?

Try out this fun 5 minute balance video to practice your flexibility and balance skills.

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The game of basketball affords participants an opportunity to develop hand-eye coordination within a fast-paced team environment. Improved ambidexterity and endurance are also positive results of participation in this terrific activity.

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Basketball

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Is basketball something you can see yourself participating in for a lifetime? Why or why not?

Move along with this short basketball fitness drills video to improve your own fitness!

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Research has shown that walking at a lively pace at least 150 minutes a week can help you: Think better, feel better and sleep better. Reduce your risk of serious diseases like heart disease, stroke, diabetes and several types of cancer. Improve your blood pressure, blood sugar and blood cholesterol levels.

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Walking

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Is walking something you feel you could include in your daily fitness routine? Why or why not?

March it out in this 5 Minute walking workout!

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Whether you are 5 or 65 years old, you can bowl well, and you can be a professional at the sport. Bowling is a game for all ages. It does not discriminate based on physical agility and age because it is a game of focus more than it is a game of physical fitness

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Bowling

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Was this activity easy or challengings for you? If challenging, how can you improve your range of motion?

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You can do this videos movements without any weights or choose to challenge yourself.

Try out these range of motion drills to help improve your bowling swing!

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Research shows that spending time in nature can help improve mood, sleep and concentration, and lower stress and anxiety. Coupled with the physical act of playing disc golf, from walking the course to throwing discs, players are strengthening bones and muscles, and getting their heart rate up. Disc golf is a lifetime activity that is fun to play and helps to develop physical and social skills. The rules and techniques for disc golf are easy to learn and can be played by people of all ages.

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Disc Golf

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Would this warm up be beneficial for any other sports?

Move along with this video to get a good warm up for ultimate frisbee in.