Better Aging Through Practice, Practice, Practice

This article by Gerald Marzorati in The New York Times (April 29, 2016)  got us thinking about how pickleball is not only fun, but really good for our health— physical and mental — as we age. SIXTY is not the new 40. Fifty isn’t either. Your lung capacity in late-middle age is in steady decline, as are the fast-twitch muscle fibers that provide power and speed. Your heart capacity has been ebbing for decades. Your sight has been getting worse, your other senses, too, and this, along with a gradually receding ability to integrate information you are absorbing and to then issue motor commands, means (more…)