Posted March 13, 2013

With Spring around the corner, albeit a little further than we like at the moment, it's still good to think about getting back outside and being active!  I know I've been already dreaming of this, so today we bring you a guest blogger who's main focus are seniors and wellness.  

Tricks to Stay Active at Retirement

 written by  Andy, Patient Handling Australia

would not want retirement? It means freedom. No more morning rush hours, report
deadlines, work pressures and taunting faces of superiors. Another good thing
is that retired people nowadays live longer and stay active. Retiring is not
anymore about rocking chairs or watching TV. People already know the importance
of staying physically active in health and wellness. It is fortunate to have
plenty of ways to stay active at retirement. The following are just five of them.

1.      Have an Active Hobby

your health by engaging in an active hobby that you are interested about and
could keep you physically and mentally moving. Either you go for a sport that
you have been passionate about or join a photography class or group nature
walks. The activities you enjoy would take away boredom. Doing so would be good
for your health and because it is something that you love doing, it would be
easy. Then you shall have longer years to pursue your passion.

2.      Go Outdoors

you have just been an office body all those working years, it is great to
explore the outdoors this time. You will feel great inner joy. Find a nearby
fitness or nature trail during the morning to walk in for exercise while
enjoying the tranquility and beauty of nature. Watch the sun come up and savor
fresh air. Outdoor recreational activities can be fun like hiking, tennis or
miniature golf. You may also start a backyard garden. Watching your plants grow
would be very inspiring and fulfilling.

3.      Travel

must be places that you dream of visiting. Now is the opportune time as
retirement is a chance to see the world. Visit a favorite place each year.
Travel hubs that will keep you moving are better. Join “adventure” vacations
that let you try kayaking or canoeing. Visit the beaches for a swim and walk
along the shorelines. Have a spa vacation or maybe a fitness retreat where you
can do exercise, join yoga classes, eat nutritious food and get pampered.

4.      Hang Out with Active People

close friends with active people and plan outings. Having the same outlook, you
may agree and enjoy bowling, croquet and golf together. Even playing in
somebody else’ back yard can already be fun. Being with active and positive
people is encouraging and motivating to keep up with staying fit and healthy.

5.      Volunteer

a cause you are passionate about and volunteer to be of service to that cause.
For example, you may volunteer walking dogs of the humane society at your
locality or help at an animal shelter. If you can do carpentry works or are
good at handling nails and a hammer, utilize them by building or repairing some
homes through Global Village or Habitat for Humanity. Volunteering for a cause
not only is being active in the community but also mind-challenging and helping
others. It is good for both the body and spirit.


is an active blogger in the senior and aged care community, where he
contributed numerous articles. Aside from blogging, Andy distributes rollators and walking frames as well as a wide range of aged care products.


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