For a variety of reasons, golfing is one of the most beneficial forms of exercise for senior citizens. When seniors decide they want to move to an active community for older adults in Florida, finding a community with at least one golf course on the premises is advantageous. There won’t be any excuses about having to drive somewhere else to golf. In fact, with Solivita real estate, the residents have two 18-hole golf courses on the acreage. Playing both courses brings additional challenges and a change of pace for people who like to golf several times every week. Residents can become members of the club that runs both courses or just sign up for one round when they feel like golfing.
Getting around these courses near Kissimmee, Florida, can be done on foot or with a golf cart. Traversing the entire course on foot provides the substantial advantages of a long walk, but not everybody wants to spend the time and energy doing this. Even when using a cart, plenty of walking can be expected. Walking stimulates the body to produce new bone cells, which is especially important for older women. After menopause, women are very susceptible to developing low bone density, medically known as osteoporosis. Walking also is beneficial for cardiovascular health.
Golfing is a low-impact activity that isn’t extremely vigorous. It doesn’t require a great deal of strength or the kind of mobility necessary for sports like racquetball and singles tennis. That’s why people can continue pursuing this athletic endeavor into their elderly years. Nevertheless, golfing helps older people maintain strength and flexibility, since they routinely use their arms and their entire body in the sport.
The sport has mental and emotional benefits as well. Being outside and getting exercise are two activities associated with mood improvement. Successful golfing requires concentration, mental alertness and careful thought, which are stimulating for the mind. The activity also may be experienced as a calming one for many individuals, as it can be somewhat meditative with its peaceful character and location in a lush green setting. The courses at Solivita are exceptionally lovely, with streams, wetlands and trees more than a century old.