Wednesday, 7 November 2018

The Best Sport for a Longer Life? Try Tennis

Best Asia real Estate Editor's comments:

Editor Lawrence and the courts in Sanur

I'm not sure whether tennis will make you live longer but I will tell you that it certainly has made me feel better in my senior years.

I started playing tennis 20 Years Ago  Bali simply because they didn't have racquetball courts which I used to be a champion at in Hawaii.

After a few short years of self taught training I became pretty good and at one point actually won the 55 and older tennis tournament for Bali.

Recently I don't win tournaments but I still win a lot of matches against people 20 to 30 years younger than me.

Last year one of our staff members Jimmy Roland a former German national tennis player and myself sponsored and ran the annual Bali tennis tournament which attracted over 40 participants including some top-notch players from around the world.

The beauty about Bali is that tennis is very inexpensive. There are some places where you can play for as little as seven dollars a month.

Tennis lessons can be had for as little as $10 an hour. So there's no excuse

In fact the other day I was beaten by gentleman who was 72 years old who was a lefty with a wicked spending serve.

If you'd like to learn how why tennis is better than most sports for those who are aging you're welcome to join me at  any time for a game or join our's senior group at the government courts on Wednesday and Friday mornings. Call me at 08123814014 to set up a match
People who played tennis, badminton or soccer tended to live longer than those who cycled, swam or jogged.
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By Gretchen Reynolds
Sept. 5, 2018


Playing tennis and other sports that are social might add years to your life, according to a new epidemiological study of Danish men and women.

The study found that adults who reported frequently participating in tennis or other racket and team sports lived longer than people who were sedentary. But they also lived longer than people who took part in reliably healthy but often solitary activities such as jogging, swimming and cycling.

The results raise interesting questions about the role that social interactions might play in augmenting the benefits of exercise.

At this point, no one doubts that being physically active improves our health and can extend our longevity. Multiple, recent epidemiological studies have pinpointed links between regular exercise and longer lives in men and women.

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