Having a variety of hobbies helps alleviate boredom and provides a change of pace from time to time.
Most people think of hobbies as a diversion to help while away the time, however, hobbies also play an important role in the health and wellbeing of an individual, particularly seniors, by reducing the risk of depression and dementia.
Hobbies can be an effective tool in reducing stress and lowering blood pressure, and hobbies that engage the brain, puzzles for example, have been found to be effective in delaying the onset of Alzheimers.
Physical Benefits of Hobbies:
- manual dexterity
- focus and concentration
- improved health
Examples of Different Types of Hobbies among which outdoor hobbies can help you get more physical benefits such as photography, fishing, metal detecting etc.
- Metal Detecting
- RC Cars
Finding a hobby is relatively easy. First, choose a hobby that has appeal and matches the physical capabilities necessary. Try several different hobbies in order to find the best fit, and don't be afraid to have more than one favorite.
Still looking for a hobby idea? Ask friends what they like to do in their spare time. The answers might not only be surprising, but they may just provide the perfect hobby idea.