It is good to try to keep our minds active in retirement and keep ourselves busy each day. Here are our top 5 tips on how to keep our minds active in retirement.
1. Complete a crossword or puzzle
Crosswords, word searches, jigsaws or puzzles such as Sudoku are thought to help stimulate the grey matter. Even quizzes are good at getting us thinking and it is good to try and put a little bit of time aside each day to work on these.
2. Take regular exercise
Regular exercise is important to our health, even a walk to the shops each day to buy the newspaper is a great way to get regular exercise. If walking isn’t your thing, chair exercises are also a good way to keep fit and are very popular.
Dr Alan Gow of Heriot-Watt University, as part of our Staying Sharp series seen on Age UK website says the following:
“In terms of what might offer the most benefit to help keep our thinking skills healthy as we age, research still has a lot of questions to address. But taking up new activities is probably worthwhile”.
3. Begin a new hobby
Try taking up a new hobby such as gardening, painting, photography, knitting, learn to play a musical instrument or even just start a collection. Many people collect stamps, coins, clocks, or just collect something that is important or means something to you. Here are our top 20 hobbies.
4. Enjoy a healthy varied diet
Along with regular exercise, it is thought that a healthy varied diet can help the whole of our body feel healthy and feel more active.
Volunteering at a local church, school or environmental group is a great way to stay connected and keep our minds active in retirement. It shouldn’t cost anything and is a great way to get out and about and meet like-minded people.
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