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Old 02-04-2022, 08:01 AM
 
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Studies have shown tennis players live longer than participates of any other athletic activity. Here's one study of any number you can look up

https://www.mdlinx.com/article/peopl...ngest/lfc-3433

In fact, I did the math and given normal playing levels, an hour on the courts adds more than an hour to your life. You may have a sore shoulder but you'll be alive.

I dont know what they condsider to be a tennis player but if you play for 60 years, 18 to 78, 10 hours per week (which is a lot of tennis), you'll play for a total of 31,200 hours, or 3.5 years. The study says you'll live 6.5 years longer than a jogger and 8 years longer than a gym rat. Scale that back and tennis is a life extender.

Not only physically, it is very much a mental game and especially if you play doubles it is very social.
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Old 02-04-2022, 06:22 PM
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Studies have shown tennis players live longer than participates of any other athletic activity. Here's one study of any number you can look up
I'd believe that. I'm 64 and have been bested by a 94 year old.
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