Royce Shook

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Pickleball is the latest craze for seniors.

Pickleball is the latest craze for seniors.

Pickleball is a popular recreational sport that has gained widespread popularity in recent years, particularly among seniors. It is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis, and can be played indoors or outdoors. Pickleball can be played by people of all ages and abilities and is often described as being easy to learn but challenging to master. 

It is a low-impact sport that can be played singles or doubles and is typically played on a smaller court with a lower net than tennis. Many seniors enjoy playing pickleball because it allows them to get exercise, socialize, and have fun in a friendly and supportive environment. Here are some potential health benefits of pickleball for seniors: 

  • Improves cardiovascular fitness. Pickleball is a cardiovascular exercise that can improve heart health and help lower the risk of heart disease.
  • Increases muscle strength and flexibility. Pickleball requires movement and stretching, which can help improve muscle strength and flexibility.
  • Improves balance and coordination. Pickleball involves quick movements and changes in direction, which can help improve balance and coordination.
  • Increases social interaction. They often played Pickleball in a group setting, which can provide seniors with an opportunity to socialize and make new friends.
  • Reduces stress. Playing pickleball can be a fun activity that can help reduce stress and improve overall mental well-being.

It’s important for seniors to consult with a healthcare provider before starting a new exercise program to ensure that it is safe and appropriate for them.


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