Cold, snowy weather may hinder you from spending time outdoors, but you can still stay active during the winter season. An active lifestyle can help keep you happy and healthy during the winter season. Here are a few ways you can stay engaged and active all winter long.
Exercise can be challenging during winter, especially once cold, wet weather sets in. With a little ingenuity, however, you can come up with ways to get the exercise you need. What kind of exercise do you enjoy? There are dozens of workout videos online to choose from ranging from cardio to strength building to stretching routines that can enhance your flexibility. If you like to dance, you can organize salsa, line dancing or Zumba classes at Beverly Hills Carmel for you and your friends to enjoy. Look for ways to exercise daily, even if it’s only short walks around the block. Your local mall offers a viable alternative to walking outside during cold winter months.
Learn Something New
Retirement gives you more time to explore new hobbies and interests or learn new skills. A hobby can keep you busy and entertained for months or years to come. It also challenges you to learn and grow in different areas of your life. If you’ve always enjoyed cooking, why not take culinary classes to experiment with new cuisines. Tech lovers can hone their computer skills; music lovers can learn a new instrument or polish their skills in the instrument they love. Dancing, painting, arts and crafts, floral arrangement, writing, reading, and pottery are just a few ideas of indoor hobbies seniors can enjoy during winter. Taking up a hobby or learning new skills will keep your mind and body active, which can help keep dementia at bay.
Living in a retirement community like Beverly Hills Carmel gives you many opportunities to learn, grow and share new adventures with others. You can make new friends and partake in special times together during the long winter months.
Winter is a great time to volunteer your time and talents to help others. Volunteering gives you a chance to meet people from all walks of life, share your talents and skills and give back to your local community. Volunteers are always needed in every community. You can work with children, teens or fellow seniors, helping to improve their quality of life. You can even organize a team of Beverly Hills Carmel volunteers to work together on needy projects in your area. Through volunteering, you can make a positive difference in the lives of others while adding greater purpose and meaning to your own.
These are just a few ways you can remain engaged and active during winter and all year round. At Beverly Hills Carmel, we provide a safe and inspiring environment where seniors can live full and happy lives in their golden years. To learn more about our retirement community, call us at 310-278-9720 today.