Why bowls is a great way to keep fit

Jul 31, 2013 | 0 comments

It can be difficult to find a sport that you can enjoy from a young age right through to your retirement years. Bowls is probably one of the rare sporting activities that can be counted on to serve you just as well in your older years as it did when you were younger; hence why so many retirement communities are affiliated with successful bowls clubs. Apart from providing players with hours of entertainment, bowls is also great for the waistline and heart rate, keeping you fit and healthy if played regularly:

  • By bowling regularly, you are ensuring that you get enough fresh air; the power of which has been greatly underestimated. While many retirement villages in the Western Cape offer walking clubs, nothing is quite as good as spending a few hours lapping up the sunshine and letting the fresh air envelop you. Your immune system and heart will thank you for it.
  • Because of the aim and focus that goes into a game of bowls, your concentration and balance will improve significantly. Bowls can help keep both mind and body functioning at their best ability, making it one of the best ways to stay fit for anyone over the age of 50.
  • Bowling can also take care of one’s emotional and social well-being. Studies have shown that being surrounded by friends and family helps improve any kind of emotional circumstance. Bowls is a very social sport, meaning that those who play it are likely to make friends and spend time socialising – a great activity for keeping the mind sharp and your social life active.
  • The angles and positioning at which one has to stand in order to meet the objective of the sport is great for improving muscle tone. After a few weeks of playing bowls, players tend to notice firmer arms and legs, as well as better toned tummies and buttocks.

Bowls is truly a great way to stay in shape for people of all ages. Before long, you can notice positive changes in your body, including more toned areas and a general feeling of overall well-being. Moving to one of the gorgeous retirement villages in the Western Cape isn’t the end of the road – it’s just the beginning of a new adventure.