Walking football now trending

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Walking footbal now trending

Are you over 50 years of age? Does football run through those vains of yours? Now would be a good time to move to Portugal.

Walking football, was recently launched in Olhão just a mere five months ago and is now opening in Vilamoura, Portugal. This is a sport made to keep you active once you reach the 50 year mark. The sport of walking football is exactly the same as the original game, except you aren’t allowed to sprint, run or jog. Infact, anyone who attempts this will give away a free kick.

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According to The Portugal News:

“The health benefits of Walking Football for this older age group are tremendous with improvement in the cardiovascular fitness, joint mobility, co-ordination and proprioception. There is less stress on the body as there is no sudden change of direction or cutting movements. The third generation astro-turf pitch is also kinder on knees and ankle joints”.

So if you live in Portugal, the Browns Health Club and Spa in Vilamoura will be starting weekly sessions on Tuesday 24 February at 10.30am.

Personally I think this is a fantastic idea, and maybe South Africa should look at adding this to their already popular sports such as bowls, darts and batmanton. I’m sure there are plenty of you out there that are looking to get back into the game.

Check out: theportugalnews.com

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