Sports You Can Start at 40

If your 40th birthday has passed, you’re not out of the woods yet. There are plenty of very good sports that you can still play and enjoy. You still have time to become an expert of a sport or take up a new one. It may seem like the dream is over for you, but it’s not! As long as you are healthy and able-bodied, there is no reason why the activities that used to be so difficult should continue to be off limits. So before it's too late, consider these seven sports that anyone can start playing at 40+.

1. Golf
Golf is not only a game for the young. Golf is a great sport to play into your twilight years. As you get older, your body becomes less flexible and it becomes more difficult to perform some of the acrobatic moves that are required for some other sports. Golf requires none of this flexibility. It does not require the same level of strength and endurance as other sports either. You will still need to be completely committed to a workout routine though in order to help your muscles and joints stay limber and fluid.

2 The Gym
Not only is the gym one of the best ways to stay fit, it's also a great way to keep your body in shape after you've stopped playing sports. You can still be quick at 40 by getting in and out of the gym. A lot of exercises stay pretty simple, and you are able to do them just fine. It's much more comfortable than running a mile, so you'll have no problem staying motivated.

3 Brazilian Jui Jitsu
If you have always wanted to do martial arts but felt like the instructor was too young or too tough for you, then Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a great option. It's a wonderful way to stay in shape as you age and it's also a great form of stress relief. It is said that just one hour of training can help to lower blood pressure and increase endorphins.

4 Surfing
Surfing is one of the best body-sculpting sports around. It's also one of the least painful sports to play at 40 as well. Surfing requires a lot of patience, strength, and endurance. You will be able to get out and about with your surfboard whenever you wish. You may not be able to do some of the crazy tricks that younger surfers do, but it doesn't mean you won't have a blast keeping in shape.

5 Tennis
Tennis is a sport that people tend to associate with the young and tall. It's definitely not something you would think of as something that an older person can play. However, tennis is all about strategy and quick feet. If you have strong legs and a good arm, then you could still play tennis at 40. You will not be able to compete against your 20-year-old self, but you will be able to compete against others your age without too much trouble.

6 Marathon (running)
Although it's not as fun as it used to be, running is still one of the best ways to stay in shape and to get in touch with the beauty of nature. It doesn't matter if you are a man or woman, running is a great sport for anyone at any age.

7 Dancing
Dancing may seem like a silly option to keep in shape and stay fit, but it's an excellent way to release some tension and to keep your body flexible. When you're 40, you can dance the night away with your friends or with the girl next door. There is no age limit on how old you have to be for dancing or how much dancing you can do. As long as you do not let yourself get too out of breath, there will always be something fun that you can do.

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