Hobbies not only provide leisure and pleasure, but they can also benefit your health. Today we’re going to look at three aspects of hobbies: how they can help us be healthy, how to choose or modify a hobby for your needs, and what some good hobbies are to try.
Hobbies Benefit Health
Leading a healthy lifestyle can add to the longevity and quality of your life, but studies show that participating in hobbies and staying socially active are equally as important. Hobbies can provide both physical and mental health benefits by giving you a space to expend your time and energy. Here are some ways that hobbies influence health.
As you go about finding a hobby (or even multiple hobbies) to take part in it is important to choose activities that are enjoyable to you, safe, and appropriate for your mobility. We’ve come up with a list of hobbies that may spark an interest. Some other great resources are the local library or senior center! They can often steer you towards groups, events, and hobbies to participate in within the community.
- Make a video/movie
- Write a book
- Sing in a community/church choir
- Swim/water aerobics
- Enroll in a dance class
- Take up gardening
- Crossword puzzles
- Decorate cakes/cookies
- Mentor a child/young adult/younger man or woman
- Delve into your family history