Very few seniors can still hang with the thrills of rollercoaster rides. That doesn’t mean that summer needs to be a drag though. The hot weather is a perfect time to explore and enjoy your freedom. Besides, there are other ways to get your thrills and make this the summer to remember.
Here are some fun ways to spend your summer days during your retirement years.
1. Water aerobics
Make new friends by joining up at a fitness center for water aerobics. It’s a fun way to keep active and keep your body well without overheating. If you have your own private pool, you can have one of our personal trainers come give you a water aerobic workout. It’s a low-impact exercise that is easy on the joints, plus it’s incredibly fun. Who doesn’t love cooling off in the pool in the summer sun?
2. Check out a museum
If the weather is inclement or just plain too hot, escape indoors to a nearby museum. Seniors get discounts that make them even more affordable. You’ll have the chance to walk and stretch your legs looking at classic works of art, learning about history, or exploring something different. It’s good for the mind to expand your horizons and all the while, you will keep yourself moving around in air-conditioned comfort.
3. Work on your garden
The summertime is when flowers are fully in bloom. Tend to your garden and create your own special retreat. Consider adding a gazebo if you have the space so you can relax amid your plants and flowers.
4. Go for a hike
Hiking doesn’t need to involve strenuous climbs up steep inclines. Check out the local listings for the parks nearest you and look for trails that are rated as ‘very easy’ or ‘easy.’ These offer minimal inclines and have smooth trails. Just protect yourself from the sun and bring plenty of water!
5. Picnic in the park
Enjoy the outdoors and spend time with family by having a picnic in the park. Some even have splash zones to make the kids happy and plenty of covered huts where you can grill out and chill out.
6. Take a class
Not everything needs to be done outdoors. It’s important to take breaks from the sun too. One great way to have fun and learn something new is to sign up for classes. Your local senior center likely has interesting things to choose from art to cooking and beyond.
7. Keep in shape
Call yourself an ‘active adult’ rather than a senior and keep your body healthy and mobile. Frequent exercise is the best way to stave off the signs of aging and keep your mind healthy too. Avoid anything too strenuous but do make sure to do something active daily to keep your health in tip-top shape.
Our personal trainers can come to your home to help devise workouts that are challenging without causing you to overexert yourself. Let us help you find one to keep you healthy and fit all summer long!