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Top 5 Healthy Hobbies for Seniors

Top 5 Healthy Hobbies for Seniors

Everyone knows that being active and living healthy is important at all ages. This is equally true with hobbies. Social and mental activity is as crucial as exercising, yet so many people go into retirement and fall into isolation and inactivity. This is not healthy and can lead to serious psychological and cardiovascular problems. Seniors need to have a focus when they retire, so let’s discuss the top 5 healthy hobbies that can promote long, productive life.

1. Crafts and art

Stimulate the brain, engage with friends and family and enjoy the rewards. Crafts such as painting, sculpting, knitting, and so on are some of the best activities any senior can practice with little to no effort, while also not breaking the bank. The older you get, the more important it becomes for you to keep your mind engaged and challenged. On top of that crafts and art can become social activities. Stay alert, make new friends and improve the quality of your life!

2. Dancing

You might think dancing is for the young kids, but that’s the wrong way to look at it. Dancing is a fun activity for people of all ages. It’s pure exercise, fun and another way of socializing with others. This activity also improves your mobility and balance, therefore reducing your chances of falling and injuring yourself. Some research has also shown that dancing can keep dementia at bay because you need to focus on performing complex step patterns while matching the rhythm of the music. This stimulates the brain and keeps you alert.

3. Swimming

Do you have problems with painful joints? Well, swimming is probably for you then because it’s one of the easiest forms of exercise, plus it’s fun. Swimming is an activity that takes the pressure away from your joints and thus offering some pain relief. Take advantage of this to keep yourself fit, improve your posture, and keep your heart healthy and in shape. Many seniors choose swimming for these reasons so you can also meet a lot of new people and socialize with them. Stay active!

4. Volunteering

Many seniors lose that sense of purpose that careers gave them. This is a serious problem with dire psychological effects. If you feel like you are just sitting at home and don’t know what to do, start volunteering. Helping others is a noble goal that gives a sense of self-worth, thus making you much happier and more fulfilled for engaging with your community. Feeling helpful and useful is a powerful emotion that can have a strong positive impact on your life. Keep boredom and depression away by improving the lives of those who are less fortunate.

5. Gardening

This activity is not just a form of physical exercise, it’s also extremely therapeutic and relaxing. Gardening can reduce your stress levels significantly while also helping with your motor skills. Go outside, enjoy the sun and fresh air! You might even be able to find some local gardening clubs where you can socialize with other fellow gardening enthusiasts.

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