Lifeball – the game for all ages

Mansfield Courier - - Opinions / People Courier -

THERE is an in­creas­ing aware­ness that the longer you are phys­i­cally ac­tive, the health­ier – and hap­pier – you will be.

Next Tues­day, a group

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Played each week at the Scout Hall, the ladies will chat, drink tea, catch up and, most im­por­tantly, spend an hour on the court.

The aim is more than

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“Lifeball has been go­ing LQ 0DQV¿HOG IRU \HDUV ´ play­ing mem­ber Dawn Shaw said.

“It’s a fan­tas­tic way to VWD\ ¿W DQG LW KHOSV ZLWK strength and cog­ni­tive IXQFWLRQ ´

Lifeball is a team game based on the prin­ci­ples of QHWEDOO EXW PRGL¿HG WR VXLW those in the 40-80 year old age bracket.

Lifeball im­proves heart and lung func­tion, in­creases cir­cu­la­tion and re­lieves stiff­ness while also pre­vent­ing fall in­juries as it im­proves bal­ance, FRRUGLQDWL­RQ ÀH[LELOLW\ mo­bil­ity and men­tal stim­u­la­tion.

Played at a walk­ing pace, Lifeball is de­signed to be in­clu­sive to all and is suit­able for those with lim­ited mo­bil­ity, di­a­betes, arthri­tis, car­dio­vas­cu­lar prob­lems and other chronic ill­nesses.

“We love get­ting to­gether each week – we all re­ally ORRN IRUZDUG WR LW ´ 'DZQ said.

Cost­ing just $5 a game, Lifeball is not only cheaper than a gym mem­ber­ship or ex­er­cise class, it is also held in a less in­tim­i­dat­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

If you would like more in­for­ma­tion, you can ei­ther rock up at the Scout Hall, lo­cated off Mount Bat­tery Road at the Show­grounds, WKLV 7XHVGD\ DW DP RU con­tact Dawn on 0439 623 468.

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