Great Ways To Stay Active While Aging Into Retirement!

Great Ways To Stay Active While Aging Into Retirement!

It is imperative to one’s health to stay active. Especially when you get older and you can’t do as much as you used to. Once you retire you want to be able to stay active and have the time and energy to do what you want. This is why it is so important to take control of your health as early as you can. Here are five ways to help improve your health and stay active as you age.


Get up early – It can feel amazing to sleep in after years of waking up early for work. You almost want to catch up on your sleep now that you’re retired. There is nothing wrong with getting up early though. You can get up, feel refreshed and have plenty of time to start your day.

Exercise – When you work, it’s tough to fit time in to exercise during the week. Once you’re retired, you have the flexibility to exercise when you want. This means that you can take more time to pick how you want to work out. Whether it’s when you get up in the morning or whenever you want to throughout the day, exercise is important to staying active and healthy.

Keep your mind stimulated – Once retirement hits, your mind isn’t stimulated by work anymore and it can grow restless. It’s best to keep it occupied by activities like reading, writing or even running or getting together with friends. Keeping your mind stimulated will help to keep your body going and able to enjoy retirement.

Try something new – There is nothing wrong with trying something new. It will peak your interest and keep you busy with something exciting and refreshing. Taking up new hobbies is great for your mental state of mind and keeping it active.

Pick up something old – In retirement you have more time, so why not pick up something you tried before or used to do and improve upon it. It could help to revisit something you tried before, but never finished. It could help to keep memories fresh while also focusing on a new project.

These are a few suggestions on how to keep your brain and your body active while aging into retirement. It’s best to stay as active and healthy as possible in retirement so that you can make the best out of the time that you have worked your whole life to earn.


President of iCare Home Health Services, a community based, boutique home health care company dedicated to serving the needs of our customers to maintain their quality of life and dignity while they recover from illness or age at the comfort of their own home.