When you reach the age of 55, no matter how much you don’t want to admit it, things get harder to do as time goes on. We might be nearing retirement age or already in retirement, but we shouldn’t have to give up or let people know that we’re not as young as we used to be. There are a lot of activities out there that you can have fun with, no matter what type of abilities you have or how difficult getting around might be. One of the favorite activities of active adults who want exercise and a good time is swimming.
Now, you don’t have to go out and perform Olympic style dives or swim laps at record speeds. In fact, even just taking a simple aerobics class in the pool can help you get a great low-impact exercise and improve your overall level of fitness. Whether you’re enjoying the water for fun or for your health, you will always find a variety of ways to stay entertained with swimming. Most adult communities have indoor or outdoor pools for residents, so if you live in a community like this, take advantage of it.
If you’re still living in your own home or you don’t have access to a community pool, head down to your local fitness center or YMCA and see what types of swimming classes or activities you can find for the 55+ crowd. You can make great friends, stay in shape, and get all the exercise that you want or need without risking damage to your joints or putting too much strain on the body.