5 Fun Sports for Adults

What’s so great about sports? How about everything! Not only are they fun to play, but they’re also an effective way to get in shape and make friends. Another great thing about sports? Anyone can play. It doesn’t matter if you’re 14 or 40, there’s a sport out there you’re sure to love. Here are 5 sports that are especially popular for people over 40. Please consult with a doctor before participating in these or any other sport.

Tennis

Tennis is a great way to work up a sweat and have fun with friends and family. You can play singles tennis or even doubles, each option providing you with great fun and competition. Tennis enhances your overall fitness, improving your lateral quickness, stamina, hand-eye coordination, and more.

Golf

While golf isn’t noted as a physically demanding sport, don’t tell that to the people who play. Traveling from hole to hole on a golf course requires a ton of walking, sometimes on steep hills. If you play 18 holes and the average hole is 300 yards, that’s over 3 miles on walking! In you’re a beginner, there are several public courses in Michigan that you can play for cheap.

Basketball

The beauty of basketball is there are so many different ways to play. You can be a passing specialist, defensive stopper, deadeye shooter or anything else. You definitely don’t need to be a high-flying athlete like LeBron James! Basketball is a competitive team sport that’s conducive to building relationships with teammates. Every HomeFirstTM Certified Community has a well-maintained court. Stop by yours to put up a few shots or maybe even join a pick-up game.

Swimming

If you’re looking for an effective full-body workout, swimming is easily the best choice. Each stroke engages your arms, legs, shoulders and back. It’s no wonder that professional swimmers have some of the strongest and healthiest bodies in the world. When the weather gets warmer, visit your community pool and take a few laps. Slowly build your endurance and feel the difference in your overall health.

Biking

Biking has a number of important benefits such as improving your endurance and efficiently burning calories. Unlike team sports, biking is an individual sport that permits you to go at your own speed. For the most effective workout, find a hilly course that challenges you to exert extra energy. This will elevate your heart rate and help you burn calories at an even quicker rate.

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