Life is too short not to live it to the fullest. No matter your age, it is never too late to pick up a new hobby, build new friendships, follow a dream or discover a new passion. In the process, these new experiences can work wonders on your brain function. According to an article published by Harvard Medical School, engaging the aging brain is all about finding ways to fulfill your physical, mental and emotional needs.
Here are some things you can do to keep you feeling as young as you wish to feel.
Think beyond the gym. Physical activity is not one size fits all. Contrary to popular societal norms, exercise is not all about weight loss. Staying active has a wide range of benefits. From improving memory, releasing “feel good” endorphins and boosting immunity, the positive effects of exercise are endless.
Austin has many options to keep you moving and grooving:
Be adventurous, and get out of your comfort zone. Don’t be afraid to try something new. If the fitness activity is not outlined specifically for senior citizens, so what? You might just find a new pastime.
Opportunities for learning are not confined to a traditional school setting. Learning something new might mean getting crafty, picking up a good book, visiting a place filled with rich history or taking your skills into the kitchen to whip up a delicious meal.
Here are some suggestions to get you inspired to learn something new:
Humans are hard-wired to desire connection and have a need for community. There are few things greater in life than the love, support and companionship of a genuine friend. Making friends as an adult can sometimes be tricky. Luckily, Austin is full of groups just for you. Who knows – your new best friend could be just around the corner!
Live every day to the fullest, and don’t look back. You are only as old as you think you are. Don’t let age stand in the way of anything. Get out there and live it up!