Bowling – more than just good fun!


Anyone who’s ever played a game of bowling knows its addictive, fun and filled with a little healthy rivalry. But some don’t realise that stepping up to the Bowling alley 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 stregthen muscles. In fact, a game og Bowling can be a healthier alternative to faster-paced sports for senior citizens. You might thinkh the most physical exercise your Grandmother can get is by 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 better will enjoy better sleep, less stress and increased energy levels.

Its 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 if injury why not come down to us and bowl a game. You’ll see the benefits for yourself.

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