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Activities for Seniors

Activities for seniors include all sorts of interesting usually among these categories:

  • Indoor activities
  • Outdoor activities
  • Games
  • Crafts
  • And other hobbies

Activities for Seniors: Examples

To give you just some random examples, these could be:

  • cooking interesting dishes
  • painting amazing sceneries while travelling all around the world or
  • crafting something from wood
  • hiking into the mountains and having a picnic
  • playing various games, both computer and traditional
  • walking and enjoying parks, the city, lakes
  • dancing
  • swimming
  • and naturally many more other things
Activities for seniors - walking or hiking

Activities for seniors – walking or hiking

Remaining active and having a passion or a hobby or an activity keeps seniors healthy both in the mind or brain and in the physical condition and this results in much better aging and quality of life than more sedentary seniors.

Increasing Life Span & Quality by Physical Activities

Activities for seniors are much more than having fun and enjoying life. They will also increase seniors’ life duration due to a much healthier body compared to the more passive seniors who have poor blood circulation and other health problems due to inactivity and fixed lifestyles. We know from basic anatomy that if muscles are not used then they deteriorate over time which, together with aging, results in a very weak body. Similarly, it is also known that the any physical activity will improve blood circulation which will increase the nutrition delivery to all your cells so that they are able to regenerate and grow properly.  Some of the chronic health problems which you can directly improve through activities are:

Activities for seniors - high quality of life

Activities for seniors – high quality of life

  • Heart disease and heart attack
  • Diabetes
  • Arthritis
  • Even certain cancers

Abilities Affected Through Activities for Seniors:

  • Improved focus
  • Improvement or halting of deterioration of memory
  • Reduction in stress levels / cortisol
  • Strengthening of the immune system

Increasing Life Span & Quality by Brain Activities

Likewise, on the mental level, brain activities keep the mind working. It is also known that if we do not use certain facilities of our brain then the neuron connections will be cut and the brain, like any muscle, will deteriorate if not trained or challenged. Through games for seniors or various activities it is possible to keep the brain healthy just as we keep the body healthy. Health problems you can affect through brain training include:

  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer’s Disease

Seniors’ Socialization Activity Has Direct Health and Life Consequences

Activities for Seniors - Elderly-people-in-a-happy-group

Activities for seniors – Elderly people in a happy group

Socialization is a very important part of activities for seniors. It is very important for all seniors to understand that socialization is not just a cultural or social phenomenon. It is actually very well known that those seniors who are completely alone age faster and die sooner than the seniors who are surrounded by loving family and friends and who feel that:

  • They are needed
  • They are loved
  • Their contribution is very much useful and appreciated
  • Their advice is precious
  • Etc

Such seniors are, due to circumstance and socializing and relationships, much more active with both indoor and outdoor senior activities and enjoy a much higher quality of physical and mental life compared to those seniors who keep themselves rather isolated (even if active).

To conclude, please feel free to browse this website and pick something dear to your heart. Stay healthy, happy and live long!