A member of the Momseholdet, or grannies soccer team in Frederikssund, Denmark, kicks the ball while her teammates look on during a Football Fitness training session. The Danish concept uses training in the game’s skills to promote exercise and limit lifestyle diseases. Photo: Gregers Tycho

Football Fitness: the Danish grannies soccer team that’s part of a global health revolution

  • The oldest player is 85, the youngest 55, there are no tackles and few rules – this is recreational soccer with a focus on fun, socialising and boosting health
  • These grannies practise Football Fitness, a Danish sports concept that uses soccer training to promote physical activity and limit lifestyle diseases
Topic |   Health and wellness

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A member of the Momseholdet, or grannies soccer team in Frederikssund, Denmark, kicks the ball while her teammates look on during a Football Fitness training session. The Danish concept uses training in the game’s skills to promote exercise and limit lifestyle diseases. Photo: Gregers Tycho
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