In order to stay healthy, it’s important to make regular exercise part of your day. You'll have more energy, your mood will improve, and daily activities will become easier. Plus, exercise benefits people with arthritis, heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure. Here are some ideas on staying physically active:
Walking or jogging
Swimming or aqua aerobics
Yoga or Pilates
Line dancing, square dancing, ballroom dancing
For more inspiration, read these Workouts and Exercises for Seniors.
Worried about your health? Be sure to consult a doctor before starting any new activity.
To help balance your physical activities, why not try your hand at a leisure activity. Here are some suggestions.
Become a volunteer
What’s your passion? People? Animals? Art? History? The environment? For every interest there is an organisation that needs your help.
Join a book club
This is a great way to meet new people, socialize, and keep your mind engaged.
Put your wisdom to good use
Mentor a child. These programs are often run through libraries, churches and organisations.
Work in a community garden
You’ll get your hands into the soil, meet new people and get to eat the fruits (and veggies) of your labour.
Get involved in community activities
Volunteer at a library, community centre or op shop.
Go back to school
Learn to paint, photograph, write or cook. You’ll find a subject for every interest.