However, there are plenty of sports that are perfect for the activity level of most seniors. Sports such as bowling and ping pong are a great way for seniors to maintain their fitness. They are low impact and don’t require the quick change of direction that is necessary to play basketball or tennis.
Other low-risk activities include yoga, cycling and swimming. Cycling puts much less pressure on the knees than running does. Swimming is a great way to increase cardiovascular health without hurting joints and is often recommended for healthy aging.
At any age, choosing the right sport and knowing your limits can help overall health as well as prevent injury. Read some tips here to decrease the risk of a fall: Understanding the Importance of fall prevention for seniors.
Read more on the benefits of of exercise on aging.