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Keeping Fit With Technology
Getting enough exercise with the aches and
pains of aging can be difficult. The key is to make it fun which is why
many seniors are turning to virtual games to keep active.
some, growing older means slowing down. Sure, you can't run a five
minute mile the way you once did and sliding into second base probably
isn't going to happen any time soon, but many seniors and baby boomers
are laughing in the face of this out-dated attitude proving that they
can give their kids (or grandkids) a run for their money.
increasingly more physical activities geared toward the senior and
boomer population such as marathons, tennis and even senior Olympics,
there's no excuse not to stay active. The latest term for this
demographic according to CARP, the Canadian Association for the 50
Plus, is "Zoomers" to recognize these boomers with a little extra zip.
those who are still young at heart but perhaps have slowed down due to
aches and pains, there are new innovative gaming technologies that are
low impact but don't skimp on the physical benefits. In fact, the
Celebrex Bowling Classic recently rolled into major cities across
Canada to show seniors living in various retirement centres that the
bowling lanes can now come to them - virtually!
Bowling Classic is a virtual bowling tournament pitting friends against
friends in the pursuit of physical activity and lifelong health.
Although many would believe that video games are "just for kids" the
Celebrex Bowling Classic proves that seniors are still able play like
"Even though we'd never done virtual bowling, our team
was determined to win," said Ms. Isobel Scott a participant in the
Celebrex Bowling Classic. "It was lots of fun and now it's something
that I can do with my grandkids, which is great."
technologies such as virtual bowling are great ways to keep the body
active and the mind sharp, two important components to lifelong health.
Daily physical activity is important as we age and 30 minutes a day is
all that's needed for positive health benefits.
is so important because as people age being physically active means
they're able to control their life - both from a physical stand-point
but also to maintain their independence," Bonnie Hatfield, Director of
Recreation for Donway Place. "Activities like the Celebrex Bowling
Classic are also great for the social aspect which is another important
element to consider as we age."
So whether you're trying to run
your best race or bowl your best game, the important thing to remember
is there are more ways than ever to get out there and get active.
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