Benefits of an Active Lifestyle
Engaging in social and productive activities you enjoy, like taking an art class or becoming a volunteer in your community or at your place of worship, may help to maintain your well-being.
Research tells us that older people with an active lifestyle:
Are less likely to develop certain diseases. Participating in hobbies and other social and leisure pursuits may lower risk for developing some health problems, including dementia.
Have a longer lifespan. One study showed that older adults who reported taking part in social activities (such as playing games, belonging to social groups, or traveling) or meaningful, productive activities (such as having a paid or unpaid job, or gardening) lived longer than people who did not. Researchers are further exploring this connection.
Are more happy and less depressed. Studies suggest that older adults who participate in what they believe are meaningful activities, like volunteering in their communities, say they feel happier and more healthy. One study placed older adults from an urban community in their neighborhood public elementary schools to tutor children 15 hours a week. Volunteers reported personal satisfaction from the experience. The researchers found it improved the volunteers’ cognitive and physical health, as well as the children’s school success. They think it might also have long-term benefits, lowering the older adults’ risk of developing disability, dependency, and dementia in later life.
Are better prepared to cope with loss. Studies suggest that volunteering can help with stress and depression from the death of a spouse. Among people who experienced a loss, those who took part in volunteer activities felt more positive about their own abilities (reported greater self-efficacy).
May be able to improve their thinking abilities. Another line of research is exploring how participating in creative arts might help people age well. For example, studies have shown that older adults’ memory, comprehension, creativity, and problem-solving abilities improved after an intensive, 4-week (8-session) acting course. Other studies are providing new information about ways that creative activities like music or dance can help older adults.
physical activity is very important to stay fit and lead a healthy life.
I like activities where I can do two or more things at once. IE, cycling and listening to music or a podcast. Ride a tandem with my wife and talk about whats going on in our life. Walk and talk. Meet someone over a coffee. Take in a movie just to escape and immerse myself somewhere else.
Thanks for asking.
Games have been introduced into Danemark college as developpement course. Practice them as entertainement like FPS or city builder manage your mind and give you ideas and brainstorming activities to applicate in your job. But get in mind to pratice physical sports for good balance.
I've always been a fan of puzzles (logic puzzles, number puzzles) and brain teasers. This inspires me in my job all the time as a Technical Trainer because I am constantly having to solve problems for customers and coworkers, and I also work to manage a datacenter. Getting all the pieces to connect together and operate properly to achieve the end goal is one of the best parts of my job.
As far as other games and activities I like to do, I love playing group games like Cranium or Hollywood Game Night, and going out to Karaoke. And because of my love to perform in those ways, I also get a lot of fulfillment out of my job because I get to travel and present all the time.
So my advice to you is to find your favorite things to do, understand why you love to do them, and how you might be able to apply those to a career skill. I promise you if you do, you will love your job. Hope that helps!
i would prefer a game that invovles physical activity.
working infront of computers for 9 hours a day makes me weak.
physical activity is very important to stay fit and lead a healthy life. releases stress. and entertains you as well.
I like card and board games, anything outdoors such as tennis, basketball, golf, fishing, and football. The reality is that none of the games and activities I participate in inspire me at work. I use the games and activities as a way to escape work, and do things i really enjoy.
I like games that involves mental and physical exercise . As i belief that one should equally focus on enhancing both their mental and physical strength. So I prefer to play Chess and also i like playing Badminton.
PVP (Player vs Player) online games like DOTA 2 , league of legends .
The best activity for stress management and balancing work life ,
I am not a hardcore gamer, but the games I like to play are like the movies that I like to watch. Any movie or game that relates to War, Strategy, Underdogs winning and lots of action. A lot of war or fantasy movies that they turn in a game, i.e. Saving Private Ryan, Lord of the Rings.
Regardless of what type of player I am, it's really what makes me happy for the next 15 minutes to an hour. As long as I can escape the real world for a short time. :)
thank you for asking this question
i personally love the games which requires both physical and mental combination like cricket and football.