My grandma always told me: "You are only old when you’ve decided that you’re old."
Her saying is spot on.
For example, when I used to visit her at the senior living community, I noticed members of the community were either up and at 'em or were leading more sedentary lifestyles. On one hand, here was my grandma, going into her 70s and she’s still vibrant, active and having a rip, roaring time. But then I compare her lifestyle to my other grandma that is in her early 60s. She is at peace with having settled into a less active lifestyle.
Above all, if you are thinking about participating in some more physical activities (bowling, softball, pickleball), it is always smart to keep some first aid supplies on hand. You may have the mindset of a 20 year old going into an activity, but you can't outrun Father Time and the toll he takes on your body as you age. Be prepared.
If you don't want to constantly worry about injuries and soreness then why not take a look at some less impactful activities that can be just as fun. Let's take a look at some activities:
Golf is a favorite among the retirement community because of its slow pace but it also is a good four hours of physical, outdoor activity. Golf can however be quite an expensive hobby, so it could be limiting in that aspect.
Some other low impact, fiscally responsible activities include hiking/walking, water exercises, photography, or riding a bicycle. In addition to not breaking the bank, these activities are social and all keep your heart healthy.
You don’t need to stick to the retirement lifestyle if you know you’re still healthy enough to get out there and have some fun.
While many cities offer tours by bus, if you look hard enough, you can typically find a group that walks on foot to the local historical landmarks.
If you’re tech savvy, you could install a few travel apps, which allow you to make your own tours, learn about the locations and the people who once lived there, and share your adventure with your friends through social media. Essentially, with the travel apps, you become your own tour guide.
Imagine touring your entire state....or historical landmarks around the country! How fun!
You have endless possibilities when it comes to how you'd like to see the world: whether you’d like to do something all-inclusive like a cruise outside the country or using an app like Airbnb to 'live' as a local by renting out a house for weeks or months at a time.
With continuous advances in technology and ways to travel, you’ll have access to people all over the globe – all it takes is a message and outline of your travel plans.
You'd be amazed how affordable travel has become over the years. The world isn’t nearly as scary as it seems, so get out there and explore!
It's easy to tell them about it.
Forward it on to them or just email them my blog link at www.survive55.com.
The more Baby Boomers we can help; the better place we make this world !!!