Here’s a fascinating article from the A Place for Mom Blog. It’s called 11 Healthy Hobbies for Seniors.
In this 2011 blog post, we get some really interesting ideas. Here’s one that’s particularly thought-provoking:
Pets provide a comfort system and actually produce a chemical chain reaction in the brain that helps to lower levels of the stress-inducing hormone cortisol and increase the production of the feel-good hormone serotonin. In fact, pets have been shown to reduce blood pressure and stress levels in humans and can actually help lower cholesterol, fight depression and help protect against heart conditions. All great reasons for seniors to have a pet! Learn more about some of the best dog breeds for seniors.
Have a look at the full article for more of the author’s insights.