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How to keep active into retirement

Retirement is a time for lots of people to get out and about more than they were able to when they were at work. With no more demands of work on your time you can choose to spend it with your family and friends or visiting places that you enjoy. For some it can mean more opportunities to travel and go on holiday or for others it could mean picking up hobbies they once enjoyed, or starting new ones.

As well as being a time to try new things or rekindle old interests it can also be a time when you start to slow down a little, so it is important to find ways to keep yourself active during your retirement years. There are many ways you can do this and if you are thinking of moving into one of the Park Homes Gloucestershire to help you stay as independent as you can for as long as possible, then here are a few ideas for you to get started.

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Walking – this is a great way to stay active and it can help you to stay mobile and can strengthen your muscles and your joints. If you like to go for longer walks across different terrains you should ensure that you have the correct footwear to help protect your feet and your legs. Check and see whether there are any local walking groups that you can join and make some new friends whilst enjoying the delights that nature has to bring. Spring and summer are the perfect opportunities to pack a picnic and take with you to enjoy along with a nice stroll in the countryside. There are some beautiful walks within easy reach of specialist retirement parks such as http://www.parkhomelife.com/our-parks/orchard-park-homes-gloucester-gloucestershire

Sleep – one of the keys to stay healthy into retirement is to ensure that you are getting enough sleep. This might mean setting  yourself a bed time routine so you can wind down at the end of the day and get yourself in the right physical and mental position for sleep. Make sure that you turn off any electronics at least an hour before you go to bed.

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Healthy eating – as you age your nutritional needs start to change and you need to ensure that you are getting all the nutrients, vitamins and minerals that your body needs. You can of course find ways to supplement these in your diet if you need to. It is important to make sure you get enough fibre in your diet and fruits and vegetables but equally as important to not have too much sugar. 

Connection – human beings are evolved to want connections with others, whether this is other people or animals. Retirement can result in becoming disconnected from people that you used to work with and it is important to make sure that you replace these lost connections with new ones. That could be by making new friends in your local area or perhaps by joining a club for a hobby you enjoy.

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