TEN PIN BOWLING - NOT JUST FOR KIDS!
Anyone who's ever played a game of bowling knows it's addictive, fun and filled with a little healthy rivalry. But some don't realise that stepping up to the bowling lane can also be good for your body and not just youg people can benefit.
Although certainly not as strenuous as activities such as basketball, bowling is still an activity that can burn calories and strengthen muscles. In fact, a game of bowling can be a healthier alternative to faster-paced sports for senior citizens. You might think the most physical exercise your grandmother can get is knitting and baking cakes - think again!
Lifting the weight of a small bowling ball can keep muscles in the arms, legs and chest working and in shape.
In addition, the movements required to bowl can improve flexibility, and getting active in a game can improve heart and respiratory fitness.
Research has shown conclusively that physical activity will mean that older people will enjoy better sleep, less stress and increased energy levels.
It's not only physical benefits that older people can gain from ten pin bowling. Participating in team bowling or simply a fun game or two with friends is a great way for older people to gain mental health benefits.
Focusing on bowling the ball and hitting the pins can exercise co-ordination and judgement skills. As well as keeping the mind active, ten pin bowling is a social activity and a great way for the elderly to meet new friends and take some time out to relax.
If you're an older person who'd like to get involved in sport and fitness with very little risk of injury why not come down to us and bowl a game? You'll see the benefits for yourself!