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Many adults who desire to play a sport after having settled down in life follow a predictable pattern. They start playing the sport and end up with an injury which puts an end to their desire. No middle age adult will think of making a professional debut after passing the prime of his or her physical life. However, one would think that such a person should not have any difficulty in playing the sport for leisure and fun, right?
Well, people often underestimate the importance of fitness in sporting activities. Irrespective of the sport you play, you must be physically fit at all times. A mental game like chess requires a lot of physical fitness. You must have the ability to sit in the same place and focus on the same set of moves again and again until you find chink in your opponent’s armor. This can be very tough for a person who cannot remain seated in one place for more than 15 minutes at a stretch.
If you wish to play a sport in your later years, you must focus on overall physical fitness. Do not focus on your stomach alone. Your legs and hands should be fit along with your shoulder and knees. These are the areas that bear brunt of the sporting activity. An injury in the beginning may make it very difficult for you to come back with the same intensity. This should be a shame because playing a sport will help you get rid of stress and improve physical fitness without working towards it. Stay fit at all times so that minor complications are avoided at a later date.