What is it?
Are you over 65 living in or near Portimao/Praia da Rocha?
Looking for a fun way to stay active, meet new people, and play the beautiful game? Look no further!
Walking Football is a modified version designed to be easy on the joints, while still letting you enjoy the thrill of the sport. The games are designed to provide a low-impact but enjoyable football experience for seniors over 65 years (men and women).
📅 Weekly Set Time and Days.
🍻 After the game, just a short walk away we gather at our favourite spot and partner where we will enjoy some tapa's and an ice cold "Imperial" on the house, allowing us to socialize and share stories. (thanks to Funky Lounge)
Join our WhatsApp group to stay updated on game schedules, weather alerts, and connect with fellow players. Click the following link to join:
[WhatsApp group link].
Don't miss out on the opportunity to have fun, stay fit, and make lasting memories. See you on the pitch!
Tem mais de 65 anos e vive em Portimão/Praia da Rocha?
Procurando uma maneira divertida de se manter ativo, conhecer novas pessoas e jogar esse lindo jogo? Não procure mais!
Walking Football é uma versão modificada projetada para ser fácil para as articulações, ao mesmo tempo que permite que você aproveite a emoção do desporto.
Os jogos são projetados para proporcionar uma experiência de futebol de baixo impacto, mas agradável, para idosos com mais de 65 anos (homens e mulheres).
📅 Horário e dias definidos semanalmente.
🍻 Depois do jogo, a poucos passos de distância, reunimo-nos no nosso local e parceiro preferido onde iremos saborear uns petiscos e uma "Imperial" gelada por conta da casa, permitindo-nos conviver e partilhar histórias. (graças ao Funky Lounge)
Junte-se ao nosso grupo do WhatsApp para ficar atualizado sobre horários de jogos, alertas meteorológicos e conectar-se com outros jogadores. Clique no link a seguir para participar:
[Link do grupo do WhatsApp].
Não perca a oportunidade de se divertir, ficar em forma e criar lembranças duradouras.
WHAT IS WALKING FOOTBALL
Walking football is a modified version of soccer (football) designed to accommodate players of all ages and fitness levels, with an emphasis on low-impact physical activity. Engaging in walking football can offer various health benefits, including:
1. Cardiovascular fitness: Regular participation can improve heart health by increasing your cardiovascular endurance and reducing the risk of heart disease.
2. Weight management: Playing walking football can help with weight control and weight loss due to the calorie expenditure during the game.
3. Muscle strength: The game involves walking and gentle running, which can enhance leg muscle strength and endurance.
4. Balance and coordination: Walking football can improve your balance and coordination, which is particularly beneficial for older adults in preventing falls.
5. Bone health: Weight-bearing activities like walking football can help maintain and improve bone density, reducing the risk of osteoporosis.
6. Joint health: The low-impact nature of walking football is gentler on the joints, making it suitable for people with arthritis or joint issues.
7. Social interaction: Participating in group activities like walking football promotes socialization, reducing feelings of isolation and improving mental well-being.
8. Mental health: Physical activity has a positive impact on mental health, reducing stress, anxiety, and depression.
9. Cognitive function: The game requires quick decision-making and strategic thinking, which can help maintain and improve cognitive abilities.
10. Teamwork and communication: Playing in a team promotes teamwork, communication skills, and camaraderie.
11. Flexibility: Regular participation can improve flexibility, helping to prevent injuries and maintain range of motion.
12. Endurance: Walking football can enhance your stamina and endurance, allowing you to engage in physical activities for longer durations.
13. Mood enhancement: Physical activity releases endorphins, which can boost your mood and overall sense of well-being.
14. Sleep improvement: Regular exercise, such as walking football, can improve sleep quality and help with insomnia.
15. Stress reduction: The physical activity and social interaction in walking football can lower stress levels and improve your overall quality of life.
Remember that before starting any new exercise regimen, it's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional, especially if you have underlying health conditions or concerns about your fitness level. This will help ensure that walking football is safe and suitable for you.