Being above 50 means that you will not be doing as much as you would like to but that does not limit you too greatly. Take care not to do something that you are unable to do. It may look fun but, if it is not for you, just leave it alone.
Here are some activities you will have fun doing when you are above fifty and do not need anything that will overstrain you.
Before you say that this is not an activity, as in all you will be doing is looking at scenes, hold on. There are so many things to see in so many places and all these places are far from where you are most of the time.
Think of it this way; you will have to travel there and then walk all the way to the vantage point to see what you want to see and the sights are magical. Take the Northern Lights for example. Wouldn’t you like to walk up north and see those up close?
2. Tai Chi
You have no doubt at some point seen an oriental movie with people engaging in some exotic fights. There is a whole discipline built around this culture of martial arts and it is amazing if you choose to try it out.
Tai Chi involves focusing on energies in your chi (the spirit) and stretching exercises. These will open up your body, smoothen the joints and leave you feeling way more energetic than a regular 50-year-old.
3. Walks and Hikes
Inactivity is probably the biggest enemy you will have as you get older. The more you sit or just laze around, the higher the chances that you will degrade even further. There are many benefits that you will get from a mental and physical standpoint when you walk and hike.
Independence is something that you will want to hold on to for as long as you can as you grow older. The best way to do this is to make sure that you can do as much as you want for yourself without needing too much help. This means that you need to get up and walk out.
Before you say that you do not know how to swim or that you never learnt how to swim, it is not that hard to learn and you do not need to be 12 to learn. We are designed to be able to swim if we decided to learn.
Swimming has been known to keep away problems like arthritis, joint pains, ankle pains and heat related strokes. You do not want to sit down in some hot weather when you could be splashing around in a pool eliminating these risks
Gardening is a fitness exercise that helps you stretch, exert and tone your muscles. Mowing the lawn, hoeing the garden itself and basically bending down to lift and plant new stuff everyday makes you more and more fit.
In the same way that you swim and jog in the mornings, gardening has the ability to make you feel healthier and enhances the strength and what’s more, you get to have a variety of things that will ensure you don’t get bored.