Mental and Physical Activity are Both Important
It’s important to continue with personal development even in the senior years. Many people take up new hobbies in later years, when they have additional time after their families have left home or they have retired from paid employment. These hobbies and activities can range from keeping goldfish or a tropical aquarium to climbing Mount Everest, from writing postcards to taking up a whole new course of study. Life fitness does not only apply to the body, it applies to the mind and emotions also. It’s important to keep both the mind AND the body active, as research shows that this gives you the best opportunity for living a healthy life for as long as possible, with fewer problems, either physical or mental.
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