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Fun physical and mental activities for seniors, part two

physical and mental activities for seniors

As I explained in part one, old age is when you can use it optimally and follow many of your interests. Next, I will explain other hobbies that you can do and enjoy your time.

        13. Word and number guessing games will warm your head

Crosswords, Sudoku, or word and number games on smartphones are fun games that challenge you. Some researchers have shown that this strategy can help to strengthen your concentration, improve your memory and relax you. It doesn’t matter which game you choose; if you like it, it will entertain you and activate your mind.

        14. Pursue a career you love

Many people think that when they reach a certain age, they should accept retirement and remain unemployed for the rest of their lives. Many seniors work well into their 70s, 80s, and even 90s because they love what they do, keeping them fresh, busy, and purposeful.

        15. Keeping a pet divides your love and joy

Pets can make seniors feel better and improve their physical health. Nothing makes people feel better than loving and being loved. Pets bring this feeling to you to a great extent.

Pets can give the elderly a sense of usefulness and companionship. They can be active and make new friends by taking their dogs out and talking to other dog owners.

        16. Attending social events keeps you motivated

We usually leave these events to the younger generation to socialize and change the world. The truth is that the elderly also have free time for these contributions. In addition, their knowledge, foresight and experience can have excellent results along with the passion and energy of young people.

Set aside time for political and social activities. Make it a habit to write for your local newspaper and comment on articles. If you can make a difference, communicate with city representatives, visit the city hall, and attend city council meetings.

        17. Discover new hobbies

Recreational activities are great for seniors who want to be less active. Try exercises like baking cakes and pastries, knitting, or learning and practicing a new language that doesn’t require a lot of movement.

Aging is a great time to learn something new. Learning is also a great way to exercise the mind of the elderly and overcome boredom. There are probably hobbies or interests that you haven’t tried before.

        18. Try yoga

Yoga can bring many mental and physical benefits to the elderly. From minimizing blood pressure and stress to helping strengthen bones and balance, yoga is an excellent pastime for seniors. Many gyms and senior recreation centers have yoga in their program because meditation has tremendous benefits.

        19. Join social networks

Social networks are used worldwide for entertainment and other purposes and are especially popular among the younger generation. But according to a 2015 report, 50% of people aged 55 to 64 also use social networks.

Social networks like Facebook, Skype, and WhatsApp are great for retirees, especially those who live alone or away from their families. Nowadays, many people migrate from their homes and hometowns for university or work, making it difficult for the elderly to meet and talk with their families.

In such a situation, social networks help reestablish communication between family members and friends, both near and worldwide. If you don’t want to miss even a moment of meeting your loved one, make a video call with him via Skype. Of all the activities on this list, social media skills can affect your grandchild more than any other activity!

        20. Cook and spend time with your loved ones

Cooking can give you a sense of accomplishment and happiness with the people you love, and enjoy the food you prepare.

Cooked food can bring family and friends together. Everyone loves eating with the rest of the family at grandma and grandpa’s house. But this is not the only significant social benefit of cooking. Cooking homemade food is also very important for health.

Make a meal plan, try to master healthy recipes and learn new foods from around the world. Instead of eating out, and buying takeout or frozen and processed foods, eat lean meats with healthy vegetables. You can also use the products grown in your garden to cook your food.

Get into the kitchen and whip up some healthy and delicious masterpieces!

         21. Have tea together and make new friends

You may no longer be able to host large parties and dinners, but why not invite friends regularly for tea, dessert, and conversation? Maintaining friendships and social connections in old age is one of the keys to happiness in this era. Trying new desserts can make your reception more memorable.

        22. Learn to play an instrument

Of all our ideas for fun, this is probably one we’ve all decided to do at some point in our lives. There are many instruments to choose from, such as guitar, drums, piano, saxophone or violin.

Self-learning challenges your mind with a new skill important for fighting dementia. In addition, it improves your time management and organization skills while learning, and apart from this, improving your musical skills requires your full attention.

Hand-eye coordination improves as your brain works to cover and check the musical notes you’re playing on a specific page. In addition, practicing breathing techniques for wind instruments and rhythm control engages and challenges your mind.

         23. Include travel in your schedule

Perhaps the most attractive item on the list of hobbies for seniors is travelling. If you are retired, why not take the time to see the world? Regarding travel, there is no limit to the choice of destination; it entirely depends on you, your priorities, and your dreams. Travelling can help you tick off many items on your wish list.

Before leaving, ensure you have all the insurance and vaccinations and remember that your home is safe when travelling.

Stay active to be happy!

Don’t waste time; Shake hands and start one of the tasks mentioned. Spend time with family and friends, and be happier.

Don’t forget physical and mental activity; maintaining an ideal body and mind engaged in suitable activities can guarantee your health in old age.