55 Plus: Active body, active mind
Classes, exercise invigorate seniors' bodies and spirits
April 26, 2023
The value of hobbies for seniors is undeniable.
A 2014 study published in the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology found that employees who engaged in creative hobbies outside of work were more creative on work projects and had a better attitude on the job, while a separate study published in Psychosomatic Medicine in 2009 reported that individuals who engaged in enjoyable leisure activities had lower blood pressure and a smaller waist circumference.
The myriad benefits of hobbies is good news for seniors, many of whom have ample time for leisure activities. Whether senio...