Today I Learned...
all is a time of change. The leaves are changing colors, the air is getting cooler, and the nights are longer. It's also a time when we can focus on our health and well-being.
If you're an older adult looking for some ways to stay active throughout the fall season, here are 5 activities that will help you boost your wellness, keep yourself moving, and your mind active!
1. Take Tai Chi Indoors
Tai chi can help improve balance, flexibility, and strength—all things we need as we age.
It's easy to learn and easy to do—and best of all, it can be done anywhere! So whether it's raining or snowing outside during these upcoming colder months, there's no excuse for not finding some quiet space in your home and getting in some good old-fashioned Tai Chi action.
Try our Tai Chi for Balance class: Tai Chi - Balance.
2. Try digital games!
There is a wide range of games including trivia, word puzzles, card games, arcade-style racing games, and more. You can find these games on your tablet, smartphone or computer. Many of the games are free and there are also many that cost a few dollars but are well worth the price!
3. Create a close-knit group
Knitting is one of the most popular hobbies among older adults - especially during the colder months! It has been shown to improve memory and cognition, lower blood pressure and heart rate, and increase creativity and problem-solving skills. All of these are important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
You can help others by joining or starting a knitting club and working with local homeless shelters to provide people in need with winter hats.
4. Hiking the great outdoors
Hiking is another activity that can provide benefits for older adults who want to stay active this fall season. It's a great way for you to get outside in fresh air while working your muscles at the same time! Just make sure that you wear appropriate clothing when hiking so you don't get too hot or cold during your trip out into nature.
5. Fall is for planting
Gardening is a great way to be active and get some fresh air, but it can also help keep your mind sharp while giving you something productive to do with all that extra time on your hands (and knees). If gardening isn't really your thing, try planting some herbs in pots around your house—they'll add some color and freshness even when there aren't any fresh fruits or vegetables coming from them yet!
These 5 fall activities will boost your wellness.
There are so many ways to get involved in the fall season and make it a stress-free, healthy one. From hiking to gaming, these fun activities will help you stay active and engaged with friends and family all season long. Whether you’re looking for something new or just want to try something old again before winter hits, there’s no better time than now!