6 Ways to Stay Young
Getting older is a natural part of life. But feeling old can be avoided simply by acting like you’re young. Here are six ways to stay young.
Keeping your mind sharp starts with keeping your body in shape. Go for a ride on the bike, swim a few laps in the pool, pump some iron at the gym – whatever it takes to work up a sweat! If you’ve never been very physically active in the past, talk with your doctor and a physical trainer. It’s never too late to get in shape!
Support a Cause
Volunteering is a great way to interact with others. You will feel reinvigorated by the charitable work you’re doing for others. And that’s not all: “Researchers at Johns Hopkins University found that as older adults participated in Experience Corps, a national volunteer program for Americans over age 55, they showed both mental and physical improvements, including increased strength and endurance,” according to EverydayHealth.com.
From a tropical cruise to a trip up north, traveling is a great way to stay young. Venturing to new destinations keeps your body active and your mind sharp. If you’re a senior, take advantage of senior discounts and other economical options like group tours. These make traveling on a budget much more feasible.
Join a Club
Studies show that joining a club is key to your emotional well-being. It gives you something to look forward to and keeps your mind sharp. Plus, it’s a great way to make friends. Whether it’s a club focused on books, sports, philanthropy, religion or something different, find something you’re passionate about and get involved.
Read a Book
Diving into a good book stimulates your mind. From mysteries to documentaries, find a title that resonates with you and carve out time every day to read. If poor vision prevents you from reading, try a book on tape. There are a number of services that make listening to books on tape easier than ever, including Audible.com (an Amazon company).
Nothing sparks your senses like getting outside. Take a walk around your manufactured home community and relish the crisp fall weather. Fresh air and sunshine help your body produce serotonin, a chemical that boosts your mood and keeps you feeling vigorous. Get outside and enjoy the vibrant colors of fall before winter sets in!