New playgrounds in Spain prove that we’re all young at heart.
These “outdoor circuits” made especially for senior citizens provide an opportunity for exercise and prove that our bodies may get old, but our spirit never does. So when the weather’s warm and the days are long, the elderly aren’t sitting on the sidelines while their grandchildren hang out on jungle gyms – they’re getting in on the action too.
A 63-year-old retiree named Manuel Francisco Martin told Public Radio International that the point is simply “to be able to keep going.”
“To never stop – because once you stop moving, things go badly.”
The outdoor exercise parks were designed in Finland, Public Radio International reports, but Spain has cornered the market with a whopping 600 already in place, and orders for hundreds more.
But before the seniors get to swinging, spinning and stretching, they’re usually in need of a mini-walkthrough.
“People’s first impression is always, ‘huh? What are we going to do here?’” physicalRead More »from Spanish grandparents enjoy playgrounds built just for the elderly