Men playing contact sports at a later age has risks. Obviously, as you age, you are less limber for example. There are benefits as wel though, and these seem to be greater than the risks. Contact sports are a great workout and a great way to burn calories. They also provide social interaction which is integral to the well being of many. Sports allows us to be a team with others and to get to know them.
- For older players, competitive sports are a great way to relieve work and family stress.
- It’s important these older players ease their way back in or they could injure themselves.
- Sometimes games are late at night or are against much younger players.
“Despite aches they feel and heckling they sometimes hear from wives, girlfriends and co-workers, these men keep competing in sports they’ve played since they were boys.”