While studies have shown keeping physically fit is essential for a body in motion to stay in motion, it’s just as equally important for older adults to take care of their mental health; without a healthy and stable mind, they are more susceptible to other physical ailments and conditions. By making an effort to do mind-healthy activities each day, older adults can greatly benefit.
6 Ways to Improve Mental Health in Seniors:
- Reading and Writing
- Playing a Musical Instrument
- Learning a New Language
- Playing Puzzles & Games
- Staying Physically Active
- Maintaining Close Friendships
- Having a Hobby
- Volunteering for a Cause
- Caring for a Pet
You can find more excellent resources on this topic at https://www.cdc.gov/physicalactivity/basics/older_adults/index.htm.