As cliché as it may sound, couples are more likely to stay together when they play together. Both off and “on the field,” relationships can improve when, along with your significant other, you take part in a sport. You’ll stay fit, you may learn something new, and you’re bonding over a shared activity.
What’s more, once you find the right sports to play with your partner, you’ll be building relationship skills through teamwork, and working on reaching certain goals. You can take pride together in all your achievements.
If you’d like to engage in sports with your significant other, and you’re both in your golden years, here are some suggestions.
This category covers a vast array of actual games. Squash, badminton, and tennis all offer benefits that are similar including increasing flexibility, strength, and muscle tone. You can spend quality time with your significant other and get some exercise, too.
This is an awesome form of cardio, but also blissfully peaceful if you can find the right bike path. Once you get the hang of it, it’s easy. Try a mountain bike if you feel unsteady with weird-shaped handlebars and thin tires. Bicycles can be picked up relatively inexpensively at rummage sales, but also at stores like Walmart.
Hit the Golf Course
Couples of any age can play the game of golf. You don’t even have to worry if you’re well into your golden years. You may, however, opt for a golf cart at some point in time. If you only hit the courses on the weekend, during the week you can go to the driving range together and whack a few balls. More times than not, as you play nine or 18 holes, you can take your time and relax.
Though uncomplicated, not everyone will be up for a run. There’s nothing wrong with walking if running is a little more than you can commit to. Get up early in the morning if you prefer, throw on your running/walking clothes, grab your partner, and hit the paths. You can talk, walk in peace, or do whatever you wish at the moment.
No, we are not referring to a heated verbal exchange when we say “sparring”. We’re talking about boxing, believe it or not. Kickboxing classes are offered by numerous fitness clubs today. For members, they sometimes have punching bags available. Once you get the hang of it, you may wish to don all the protective gear needed and go a round or two with your partner – gently, of course. Then again, you may keep it out of the ring and stick strictly to the punching bag.
Our Retirement Community Offers Numerous Subcommittees for Exercise
When you reside in our retirement community, you will enjoy numerous opportunities during which you can exercise alone or with your partner. With a beautiful pool, lots of manicured greenery, health and wellness programs, and more, there’s plenty to do and lots of room in which to do it. Contact us to find out more.