Seniors participate in bowling challenge

Assemblyman William Scarborough (C) with Diane Horowitz (On his right), owner of Dani’s Strike Zone Bowling Alley in Elmont, site of this year’s Senior Bowling Challenge.
Photo by Juliet Kaye
Photo by Juliet Kaye

Assemblyman William Scarborough held his Senior Bowling Challenge at Dani’s Strike Zone Bowling Alley in Elmont. The popular annual senior event had been deferred with the closure of County Lanes Bowling Alley in Rosedale.

Scarborough was extremely happy to be able to reinstate this annual event for the seniors in the community. Bowling has tremendous health benefits for seniors, including anaerobic exercise, similar to walking with weights. Bowling burns calories, promotes weight loss and uses muscle groups usually not exercised.

This sport requires flexing and stretching which works tendons, joints, ligaments and improves flexibility. Bowling promotes muscle growth, working arm and leg muscles. Bowling three games offers the benefits of a gym workout. Bowling also offers social benefits, helping in the building of new friendships, estimated to be equally important to heart health as exercise.

It is estimated 95 million people world-wide bowl and bowling has endured as the most popular sport enjoyed by everybody, children to seniors.

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