Do you currently participate in any type of hobby? Having some type of interest or hobby can be the perfect way to stimulate your brain and increase your creativity.
This is often a problem that many senior people have. They have spent so much time raising their family that once their children are grown and left home, they suddenly start to feel their age. Quite often, it is not their age that is the problem. It is the fact that they are suddenly left with more time on their hands.
When you spend too much time not doing anything this can affect your brain. This is where the term “if you don’t use it, you lose it”, really is the truth.
Your brain requires exercise just like any other muscle in your body. This is why having a hobby as you get older comes in handy. It helps to stimulate your mind, provides you with something to do and is a wonderful way to meet new people.
Some hobbies or interests that are great for both your mind and your body are ones such as Tai Chi, Yoga, golf, biking and swimming. Tai Chi and Yoga are especially helpful as they help your entire body. Plus they help keep you mobile.
Golf is a great game to play as it requires concentration and skill to learn how to drive the ball correctly. Swimming is very gentle on your joints and is perfect for those with any type of joint or back problems.
If you aren’t fond of sports even going for a walk on a regular basis is a great way to stay active. It allows you to enjoy new scenery and it has been shown that the colors blue and green help stimulate your creativity.
Other hobbies include any type of craft such as sewing, knitting, wood working, gardening and even just doing the daily crossword puzzle.
Having a hobby is the perfect way to increase creativity at any age. Even young children can benefit from taking up a new hobby. For seniors having a hobby that you can enjoy with your grandchildren will help keep you active and feeling young at heart.
If you are feeling a little less mobile that usual and you are experiencing those brain fog days, then starting a new hobby is definitely in order for you. Don’t delay start a new hobby today.