The key to healthy ageing is having an active retirement, where both body and mind are stimulated. See below our 5 tips for maintaining good mental health and wellbeing. 

1. Play Mind Games

Just as your muscles need exercise to keep health and fit, your brain needs stimulation to stay sharp and avoid cognitive decline. 

Generally, any activity that keeps the mind working towards solving problems, contributes to brain health. 

2. Get Physical 

Whether it is taking regular walks, yoga classes or ballroom dancing, it is shown that psychical activity are good for the body and the mind, boosting confidence and reducing stress. 

3. Stay Connected with Friends 

Staying in touch with our friends and catching up over the phone or in person decreases the risk of feeling socially isolated. Humans are social animals, so connection with other people, be it friends or family, elevates our mood and increases feelings of happiness and life satisfaction. 

4. Volunteering

Volunteering can be a great option for enhancing your social circle. Apart from its benefits in keeping the body and mind active, many volunteers report a sense of purpose and personal fulfillment when they make themselves available for helping others. 

5. Developing Interests and Hobbies

What better time to start a new hobby than in retirement? This is the perfect time to consult your ‘bucket list’ and pursue a lifelong goal, be it painting or gardening. It is also a good opportunity to revisit older interests that may have taken a backseat in the past, for example music. 

It is known that hobbies that lead to increased activity of the brain, would also increase the neuroplasticity of the brain in which nerve cells connect or reconnect. It is expected that this will in turn help maintain good brain health and function. 

For any questions in regards to the above tips feel free to give us a call to discuss

For any further queries please feel free to give Takes Care Specialist Centre  a call to find out  how our psychiatrists & psychologists can assist you.