Are You Too Old to Have Fun?

You may have heard people talk about how getting older will prevent you from doing certain activities. Well, this may or may not be totally true. Many people still lift weights and go for long runs at the age of 85. However, there are many questionable activities, even to the most physically fit senior citizen. Some things might challenge the older generation, even if it sounds beautiful and pricks your curiosity. Should you do these things? Well, that is entirely up to you!

 

1. Sky diving

Millions enjoy this sport. The rush of the wind whipping through your hair as you free fall toward the earth is a feeling like no other. Even though this sport can be dangerous, many people give little thought to hopping from a plane and dashing down to the unknown. To enjoy sky diving, you have to be a daredevil. This is probably one thing you want to think long and hard about before doing, especially if you are above your 70s Team Kgs.

2. Bungee jumping

Much like sky diving, bungee jumping from far off the ground can be very frightening. Even for teenagers, the feeling of falling only to be jerked upward causes a strong rush. The question is, can an older adult endure such a shot of adrenaline, all at once?

3. Mixed martial arts

Sure, there are probably age limits to this sport, but if there weren’t, would you take the risk at 90 years of age? Many people who are this age have been lifting weights and wrestling with the best of them. There are 80-year-olds skiing, 75-year-olds running marathons, so why can’t they jump right in and wrestle with a few heavyweights. Even though your age shouldn’t matter, your body has been around for quite some time, and your heart has been through years of service. If you are interested in trying MMA anyway, make sure you are protected with the right martial arts equipment and check with your instructor about uniform requirements.

Conclusion

Everyone’s body is different. Taking a risk to do it all is definitely a way to live life to the fullest, but it might not be the best idea for living a long life. Know your limits and educate yourself about potential risks before taking up a new pursuit.

Jennie Gray

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