9 Incredible Ways to Remain Active During Retirement
Posted on March 22, 2017
active during retirement is challenging. According the U.S. Department of
Health, only 28-34% of seniors aged 65-74 are physically active. This is low
considering how important staying active is for your health. Luckily, it is
never too late to start!
let retirement slow you down. Take advantage of your golden years to explore
new activities. The key to remaining active during retirement is to have an
active body, mind, and social life.
Strengthen Your Body During Retirement
and regular exercise are healthy ways to remain active in your senior years.
There are many different types of activities and classes to join. Here are Alert1’s favorite ways to remain
physically active during retirement:
- Join a senior aerobics class. There are all sorts of classes to choose from with varying levels of intesity. Lightweight training, cycling, or walking classes are popular for
seniors. Regular aerobics strengthens your
lungs and heart, and improves your memory.
- Relax with yoga or Tai Chi. If aerobic classes don’t fit your
mood, yoga and Tai Chi are additional options.
Yoga and Tai Chi improve your balance, which reduce the risk of
falling. If you are still worried about
falls, check out our medical alert bracelets for seniors.
- Workout your core to prevent
new activities during your senior years often leads to lower back pain. According to AARP, side planks work out and strengthen your core back muscles. Daily stretching and light workouts
prevent back pain too.
Use Technology to Sharpen Your Mind
your mental health is equally important as physical exercise during retirement.
There is a plethora of technology available to help us keep our brains active. Keeping
the brain healthy prevents the risk of Alzheimer’s and improves memory. Here
are tips for you to sharpen your mind while using technology in your senior
- Play video games.
Crosswords and puzzles are ways to improve your memory, but have you tried playing
video games? There is a whole world of puzzle games for seniors that you can
play on your phone or computer. The games are mentally stimulating and you will
hone your technology skills for an added bonus!
- Read an e-book. There is an endless library of books available online. You can download these from the comfort of your home. If
it's difficult transitioning to an e-reader, ask your grandchild questions or
find a YouTube tutorial.
- Take an online class. You are never too old to learn
something new. Retirement gives you plenty of time to pursue an interest you
never had time to do. Take an online
class and impress your family with your new technology skills.
Remain Active in Your Social life
new technology keeps your brain busy, but it can be lonely too. That’s why you also need to remain socially
active. Social engagement is vital to maintaining mental health. Staying
socially active in your senior years will be a breeze with these tips:
- Meet other seniors at your local
are a wonderful place to socialize and attend senior events. Potluck dinners, volunteering, and field trips
are a few common activities. Go to your local church and see what they have
- Visit your family. Now that you are retired, you
have much more time to go visit distant relatives. Not only do you get to see
your family, but you also get to experience a new place. While traveling, make
sure you stay protected with our Alert1 mobile medical alert system.
- Join a club. Not having to work 9-5 everyday
means you can focus more on your hobbies. Look for local clubs to join and meet others
with the same interests as yourself. Book and gardening clubs are popular ones, but there are many other clubs to choose from.
Stay Protected and get Peace of Mind with Alert 1
new areas if life is exciting, but it’s important to be protected too. The last
thing you want is a serious fall getting in the way of you enjoying your
retirement. Stay protected in your
senior years with our emergency medical alert. During an emergency, all push your help button and an Alert1 respondent will be on the line.
Living Your Retired Life to the Fullest
does not mean you are going to be stuck playing bingo and watching daytime
television. It’s the beginning of a new and exciting chapter of your life. A
chapter where you are free to pursue the interests you care about most.
healthy body, mind and social life are vital for remaining active during your
retirement. These tips are a fantastic starting point to begin your retirement journey. If you are already in the
later years of your retirement, share your tips with us. Add your favorite way
to remain active in the comments below.
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