For many of us retirement means a chance to relax after years of
working hard five days (or more) a week.
Yet it is easy to let that relaxation get the better of you, leading to
low fitness levels, too much time spent indoors and poor health. Thankfully
there are several simple ways to make sure this doesn’t happen – and none of them
require a gym membership or running shoes!
1 – Make small
changes daily to ensure you stay active.
There may be no
need to go out at all some days, but if you do – even if only for a short walk
– your overall health will benefit. Why
not leave the car at home when you need to pop into town? That brisk walk first thing in the morning to
grab a daily paper will set you up for the day, and the fresh air will do
wonders for waking you up!
2 – Stay in
contact with friends.
is much easier and much more enjoyable if you have someone to do it with. There’s nothing better than a country walk
with friends… especially if it ends up at the local pub for lunch. Golf, swimming, bowls and many other
activities are also ideal for two or more to enjoy together.
3 – Staying
active doesn’t just mean in a physical sense – it helps to stimulate the brain
Going from a
full time job to retirement is a huge shift in anyone’s life. Taking it easy is one thing – stopping
altogether is quite another!
Find out about
volunteering at your local charity shop, or helping in the community in some
other way. Not only will you stay
active, you’ll make new friends - and make a real difference as well.
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