Lifestyle at Inspired
101 ways to enjoy getting older
Inspired Villages are campaigning for people in later life to enjoy their retirement.
Events in collaboration with Gloria Hunniford and Dr Dawn Harper (who has written a book on living to 101) have taken place, and we have started to build a list of 101 ways to enjoy getting older.
This may seem like an obvious one, but it's so easy to settle into a routine that sees little exercise in retirement — but it shouldn't need to be the case! You don't need to be running marathons to keep active (although you could), gardening is fantastic for your wellbeing and there are a growing number of walking football and rugby clubs being set up around the country if you want to rekindle your love for the great games.
Ride a motorbike
We all need a bit of adrenaline in our lives as it keeps us feeling young, so why not jump on a motorbike and feel the wind through your hair as you ride along the beautiful British country roads.
Relive your youth
Did you have a hobby that you really enjoyed when you were younger? Why not take it up again and rekindle that happiness that you felt back when you were in your prime.
Put your phone down
Don't glue yourself to your smartphone or television screen – make plans to meet up with friends and socialise, just like the good old days.
Live every day as if it is the beginning of a new adventure
Do you have a bucket-list? If not then it's time to start making notes, retirement years are some of the best in your life and with some planning and researching, you can find yourself doing anything from visiting far-flung resorts, to skydiving!
Join a club
Loneliness in later life is a real issue, but we're firm believers that it doesn't have to be that way, that's why we've set up the Inspired Club to help you meet new people, learn new skills and try a new hobby
Get a pet
It's widely accepted that owning a pet in later life can vastly improve your life, but did you know that bringing man's (or woman's) best friend into your life can have a huge amount of benefits, including keeping you healthy, helping you socialise and much more.
We all know a good chuckle can cheer us up, but doctors have discovered that laughing can also ease pain and help fight disease in later life.
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