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I am a stay at home mom and have been for many years. I work from home so do not get a lot of exercise. Sitting at a desk over many years as not helped me lose weight so I began researching fun ways to exercise to help me shed some pounds. I am not very athletic but I figured tennis may be something fun for the whole family and since we would be playing together it does not have to be strenuous.
Playing tennis is a good cardiovascular aerobic workout for anyone at any age. You do not have to have a partner to play tennis. One can hit a ball against a wall or check out the pro shops and many of them have ball machines that you can rent. Find someone that has the same mind set as you to play tennis with. If you are looking to play tennis to exercise than it would be better for you to find someone that wants to as well. I found that if you want to play tennis to lose weight and exercise and the other is playing to compete in matches, it will not work to your benefit.
Playing tennis can help you lose weight but you also have to change your eating habits too. If you take in more calories a day than you burn you will gain weight and not lose. A friend of mine wanted to try tennis for exercising and I told her about how I have been doing it with my family and she was intrigued. We started playing 3 days a week and with the change of our eating habits we lost over 5lbs a week. Since we both live in Florida it is warm here most of the year and there is many outdoor tennis courts to utilize without having to go to a gym to exercise.
While searching online for different areas to play tennis I stumbled across Devonshire at PGA National retirement home. At Devonshire residents have access to all their sport facilities such as 90 holes of championship golf, superb Health and Racquet Club, one of America’s largest croquet clubs, and a celebrated 40,000 square-foot international spa. This place sounds like a beautiful place for a senior and has many ways for them to exercise as well.
Do you play tennis?