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Increasing heart rate and exercise is good for most men of our kind of age.
Camera-derie - especially when enhanced by online activity - and the benefits and innovations the internet can bring and which can be which can be engaged with 24/7.
The sheer joy of stroking a ball about, scoring a goal or making an incisive pass - plus the usual mis-kicks and balls ups which remind us we're not as good as we thought we were (or used to be ) - adds humility to the equation and devalues ego.
Seeing a lot of older chaps with smiles on their faces most of the time. Natural tendencies towards grumpiness held in abeyance for an hour or two.
Chance to wear a football kit without looking totally ridiculous.
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improved fitness through weight loss
improved mental well being through the good will and friendship shared whilst playing and meeting at other social events
enjoyment of a game (albeit a different game) i thought was left behind as a participant
involvement with other like minded individuals and clubs through fixtures and social media
an opportunity to rekindle old and make new friendships