Healthy Hobbies for Older Adults

Oct 25, 2018 7:48:00 AM / by Collington Care Consultant

After retirement, adults are left with more time than they know what to do with. Taking on new healthy hobbies can eliminate boredom and encourage an active and educational lifestyle. Not only can you take advantage of the amenities and activities Collington offers, but you can try these 7 healthy hobbies for seniors.

 

Traveling travel-1

Take a look at some of the best travel destinations during retirement and make a point to visit one or all of them. Be sure to budget for travel after retirement so you can see as much of the world as you can.

 

Exercising

Join a gym or take a daily walk through the Collington grounds. Not only does exercise make you feel and look good, but it can help you get a better night's sleep.

 

Arts and Craftsarts and crafts

Arts and crafts are a great way to stay busy while making thoughtful gifts for family and friends. Learn to knit and make scarves for your grandchildren, or make a scrapbook with old pictures. Crafting is beneficial to your health, as it keeps the brain sharp, relaxes you, and is a natural anti-depressant.

 

Gardening

Encourage healthy eating by growing your own fruits and vegetables during the summer months. Fruits and vegetables are essential for older adults to consume, since they may reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases.

  

Cookingcooking

Invite friends over for a dinner party with a home cooked meal. Practice making new dishes or continue making old recipes passed down in your family.

 

Volunteering

There are many ways you can volunteer in the DC area. Not only does volunteering help others, but it helps give you a sense of purpose as you are helping those less fortunate than you.

 

Taking Care of a Pet

Adopt an animal that is in need of a loving home. Animals can be your best friend, give you a purpose, and keep you sharp. Here are some of reasons why having a dog can improve senior health.

 

Playing an Instrumentinstrument

Learn or continue to play an instrument. There are many benefits that learning an instrument has on your brain. Find fellow residents who enjoy playing music and join together once a week to harmonize.

 

 

 

 

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