Bowling offers many health benefits for both the young and old alike. Bowling is an especially good form of exercise for seniors. Depending on your weight, and bowling style, you may burn up to 250 calories per hour bowling. Bowling a 3-game series involves walking over half a mile while swinging an 8-16-pound weight. This exercise increases the bowler's endurance, speeds up the bowler's metabolism, and helps the bowler maintain bone density.
Bowling is a "whole body" exercise. The legs take the bowler from the back of the approach to the foul line, where the knee and thigh muscles absorb the energy as the bowler slides to a stop. At that time, the bowler's core muscles turn and flex as the shoulder swings close. That's when the arm and hand do their job by releasing the ball in a lift and turn fashion, and following through to a stretched finish. A lot of bowlers probably don't realize how much exercise they are getting each shot and that so much exercise could be so enjoyable!
Bowlers of all ages should warm up properly before taking to the lanes. Bowling is one of the safest athletic activities there is -- if done properly! If you find yourself overly tired, or sore, after bowling, it might be a good idea to see a certified coach to help you with your form.
Bowlers of all ages enjoy the social aspect of bowling. They even have card games leading into the actual bowling on some of the days. The seniors seem to really enjoy the camaraderie that recreational and competitive bowling provide. Several of the seniors bowl the recreational Senior days plus other sanctioned leagues throughout the week at both Bowl-A-Roll Lanes. Please contact us at 585-427-7250 or visit our website at www.bowl-a-roll.com.