There are so many different hobbies and activities out there, but some are more accessible than others. If you are retired or are simply looking for something new to have a go at, which is a great way to keep the brain healthy, read on to find out the top three hobbies you can have a go at this year.
- Playing piano. I nearly started playing the guitar, but from experience, I think that the piano is easier to learn and less physically straining for your fingers if you suffer from joint pain or arthritis. It is also great for improving your coordination and exercising parts of your brain that may not get used enough. This can help prevent deteriorative illnesses such as dementia as it improves cognitive function.
- Hiking. This is one of the healthiest hobbies to get into above all sports and outdoor activities. Vigorous walking is a great cardiovascular activity, but also helps strengthen your bones and muscles in your whole body. The best thing about it is that it gives you the opportunity to be in the countryside and enjoy walks in nature. Doing it with others by joining a rambling group can mean you can make friends. This makes hiking a great activity for overall mental and physical well-being. To get you started, buy the clothes you need at Hiking Clothing Dublin.
- Painting. The best hobbies in my opinion, are creative. The artistic part of our brain is not used enough in the average lifestyle here in the UK. Art can be extremely therapeutic, as noted by the use of art therapy in care settings, and a great way to express yourself in a way you thought you never could.