The biggest mistake an elderly person can make is to retreat into a shell. There’s an old adage that’s popular among people, and it goes “use it or lose it”. And it’s for good reason that it’s popular – it’s the truth in its essence. If you fail to use your body in a way that it will be stimulated, i.e. exercise, then it will gradually fall into a state of decay and start losing its vitality. The same goes for the mind.
So the most important thing an elderly person can do in order to stay forever young is to always have something stimulating and productive to do. This short article will enumerate a couple of things that most any senior citizen can do in his spare time.
First things first – move! Daily exercise is perhaps the most important in keeping you young. You’d be surprised at how little is required in order to produce an effect. Even 15 per day is enough for a change in the overall composition of your body for the better. If you get past the initial resistance period, then you’ll realize that walking can actually be fun! So hesitate no more – go out for a walk – it’s the least you can do for your body.
Next off – remain social. Many senior citizens fail to understand the notion that people are social animals, and that we thrive in a social setting. This means that we must connect with other people frequently in order to function properly. Sure, every person is predisposed in a different way to being social – some are so called extroverts, while some are introverts. But everyone needs a bit of human contact in their lives, no matter who they are.
Now, if you can combine the first and second activity that are recommended in this article, then you’ll get two for the price of one! If you only have a friend with whom you can connect with during your 15 minutes daily walks, this will prove to be a powerful combination that will improve the process of your aging. You’ll feel better and more alive than ever before.
There are many ways in which you can engage in social activities though. You can join a book club where you’ll debate books, or if that’s not your thing, you can play bingo with your fellows. These are only some of the activities that you can engage in if you’re a senior citizen, and that will keep you young forever.