Learning a Hobby is Good for your Brain

Recently studies have shown that keeping your brain active all through your lifetime can help ward off Alzheimer's disease and keep your brain sharp well into your senior years. "If you don't use it, you lose it" is just as true for your brain as it is for your body. Many people find as they age when they attempt to play a sport that they haven't played for a while it gets more and more difficult to achieve the level of expertise in the sport that they had when they were younger. The same is true for our brains. Our

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Gardening Tips to Avoid Injury and Discomfort

Gardening Tips to Avoid Injury and Discomfort

Gardening is very healthy, both physically and mentally. In addition to providing exercise, gardening delivers health benefits in the fresh foods you eat and in the calming presence of flowers in your environment. Gardening Tips to Avoid Injury and Discomfort To get the most out of gardening's health benefits, it's a good idea to do a bit of stretching to help avoid injury or irritating existing conditions while out in the garden. Here are some tips to stay healthy: Stretch those muscles Heading out into the garden is just like going for a jog or visiting the gym. Before you grab

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Tending to Your Garden AND Your Health

With the spring season underway, we’re sure many of us are itching to get outside and enjoy the long-awaited bright, sunny days. And there are plenty of ways for you to enjoy the outdoors this spring – walking in the park or around the neighborhood, playing golf, visiting the local zoo. But there’s another springtime activity that you can do right in your own backyard: gardening! Tending to Your Garden AND Your Health Calling All Green Thumbs! Did you know that just 30 to 45 minutes of gardening activity, such as mowing the lawn, weeding and planting flowers, burns up to

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Finding a Good Hobby

Finding a Good Hobby When you are raising a family and involved in a demanding career, if someone asks you what your hobby is, you probably would answer “Who has time for a hobby?” That is why retirement years are the perfect opportunity to get involved in a time consuming hobby and be able to throw yourself into it with gusto. The purpose of a hobby is to allow you to explore an interest and even build an expertise in an facet of life that you follow for the sheer joy of learning and engaging in that activity. You have

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7 Ways to Enhance Your Wildlife Photography

7 Ways to Enhance Your Wildlife Photography Photography can be a great hobby for many seniors.  Whether you are new to it or you've done it for years, there always something you can work on to get better and improve your eye.  And then there's the question of what to shoot.  Many people have found wildlife to be an excellent subject for photography.  Shooting wildlife has some similarity to other subjects.  Start by getting the basics right, then polish your skills as you go along. Here are some tips that may prove useful: 7 Ways to Enhance Your Wildlife Photography 1. GET

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What to Photograph in Los Angeles

What to Photograph in Los Angeles What should you photograph in Los Angeles?  There are several places of interest, not just in its big city but also in other famous cities which are part of the Los Angeles County. So here's a list of where to go, what to visit and what's worth capturing in that place. What to Photograph in Los Angeles HOLLYWOOD This place is the capital of movie-making. Hollywood is famous all over the world for its movies, there's no doubt about that. And of course, where movies are created, stars are also being born. This is the

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Awesome Holiday Gifts for $25 or Less

Awesome Holiday Gifts for $25 or Less Finding the right gift for kids, moms and dads, nieces, nephews, cousins, and kids-at-heart can be an exhausting challenge. To take some of the pressure off and to make the experience fun without breaking the bank, here's a guide to picking out the kind of affordable gift that can make just about anyone happy. Awesome Holiday Gifts for $25 or Less Crafty Ideas Get their creative juices flowing by making jewelry, fleece blankets and throws, knitting projects, designing jewelry and stickers, or creating their own lotions, soap and lip gloss. Furry Friends The young

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Great Things About Photography

Great Things About Photography Are you thinking about taking up the hobby of photography? Many who have already discovered this exciting and fulfilling hobby can tell you the top ten reasons why photography is so great. Maybe you will be captivated by this compelling and diverse art as well. Great Things About Photography 1. The Challenge of Getting the Perfect Picture If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Sometimes a hundred shots have to be taken and you have to try for several days to get just the picture you want. An individual must have patience, but at the

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Homemade Holiday Crafts

Decorating the tree is a much-anticipated tradition you share with your family.  Not only does the tree’s sparkling lights and pine aroma immediately transform a home into a winter wonderland, but, as you unwrap those handmade ornaments, you reminisce about year's past and cherish the history that the tree tells by its special, meaningful trimmings. So make some hot chocolate, turn on Bing Crosby and get out those old glass ball ornaments to create some simple, but eye-catching, handmade holiday ornaments. Suited for Santa  Supplies: Adornaments fibers, White Paper Shapers Buckle Square Medium Punch Craft glue pen Double-sided roller adhesive

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