Start this new era with vehement spirit, nurture your life with a new talent or learn new skills. It might be a thrilling or conventional retirement hobby. Consider this a fresh take as a reward for your post-retirement. While both of these require hourly to weekly, and morning to evening routine plan. Retirement isn’t the time to slow down and spend the whole day with the lull of a rocking chair. In fact, hobbies and pursuing personal interests/activities offer great benefits especially physically and mentally; lowering blood pressure, reduce stress, improve self-esteem and reduce depression. Hobbies are a paramount part of retire, to engage in physical activities or pursue your passion during post-retirement. Pursuing your hobbies is the stipulation of healthy well-being. Retirement can prove the perfect time to take up something new or something old, redefine the identity, and enjoy being productive in an avant-garde way. This is important because as we age health-related problems escalate; do not go away and convolute day by day without physical activity. Aging Home Health Care, “Physical activity can help prevent or maintain control in some chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and some types of cancer.” If a retiree chooses a physical hobby, it will increase the chances of living a healthier and more enjoyable life. In addition, hobbies are a great way to spend the time or could be hiking, walking, photography, gardening, spending quality time with family or loved ones, join new social groups, gardening or taking care of pets, etc.
- Walking/Hiking, etc: How about to enjoy the beauties of nature while walking or hiking or bicycling? A golden chance to observe nature, helps you stay mentally alert and maintain physical strength that’s very important to healthy aging. Physical activity can be aerobic exercise, golfing, gardening, bicycling, a brisk walk or hiking.
- Photography and Birding: Birding is a perfect hobby for the retired to get outside and walk. It’s an exercise of reflexes in focusing on the bird and the mind in trying to identify the bird. And how about combining the photography passion with birding? Photography has enlarged the ‘mental’ eye and develop an artistic perspective to see the world.
- Arts and Crafts: Arts and crafts are something to express yourself, allow your imagination to run free. There’s a wide variety of activities from hand drawing to paintings, crocheting to sweaters, or coloring books or arts, and a lot more. This can also reduce stress, improved health, and let you feel good.
- Gardening: Gardening is one of the topmost vibrant activities to stay the active and feel good out in the sun. On top of that, connection to mother earth will give you spend time outdoors in the sun, which has vitamin D; the feel-good chemical in the brain.
- Caring for a Pet: Taking care of Pets that helps to lower levels of the stress-inducing hormone and increase the production of the feel-good hormone. It’s a hobby with a multitude of benefits includes help in fighting with depression, lower cholesterol, and reduce blood pressure and stress levels.