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Healthy Hobbies

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Cooking Class

It’s never too late to rethink your cooking habits! Studies show a healthy diet is even more important than regular exercise. Food which is prepared and then packaged typically is not only more costly, it’s likely it also isn’t giving you the nutrients you need. Cooking from scratch is a great way to control your calorie intake. Have you been cooking for your family for years? Now is the time to take a step back and enjoy the cooking process in its entirety. Learning to cook for your self can be amazingly creative and fulfilling! Cooking classes are typically offered at schools, kitchen supply stores and recreational centers.

Water Aerobics

Water aerobics classes are offered at most local gyms or fitness centers. Swimming makes your heart stronger by improving your endurance and overall cardiovascular health. All ages can participate and enjoy this beneficial form of exercise – though most classes are tailored to the elderly. Because swimming is gentle on the joints, it keeps the pressure off of your knees and hips. Ditch the standard strength training equipment at your gym. Water resistance exercise can prove to be as effective as lifting weights.

Growing a Gardening

Gardening is good for the mind and body. By keeping up with an outside garden, you get some obvious benefits. But have you thought of it as an investment? Gardening and landscaping can actually increase your property value. We live in a world where pesticides and fertilizers are overused more often than not. By going green with your own garden, you can rest assured knowing exactly what has been used on your fruits and veggies!

Traveling

The world is at your doorstep. Spending time traveling to new places can help you determine what you are most interested in, opening the door for other new hobbies and activities. Exploring new locations doesn’t have to be stressful, talk to your local tour guide about leisurely travel opportunities which do not require an overexertion of activity. The social interaction that comes along hand-in-hand with traveling can benefit you greatly.

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