We’re rounding the corner in 2020—have you figured out your New Year’s resolutions yet? Maybe you’ve never been into resolutions, or it’s hard for you to keep them. But we’re about to enter into a new decade, so it’s the perfect chance to start fresh!
Here are five New Year’s resolutions that are perfect for active adults. See if you’d like to add any to your list!
We’re not saying you have to spend tons of time hitting the trails or the pool, but even ten minutes of exercise a day can make a major difference in your health. Benefits of getting active every day range from reducing your risk of heart diseases to improving your mental health and mood—not to mention strengthening your bones and muscles, reducing your risk of falls, and helping you keep your thinking and judgement skills sharp.
Challenge Your Brain
Crosswords, sudoku, puzzles—there are tons of ways to keep your brain active and challenge yourself mentally. Make one of your New Year’s resolutions to give your brain a workout once a day—or even once a week! Other ways of challenging your brain include learning a new language, taking a class on something that interests you, or joining a book club.
Pick Up a New Hobby
It’s always nice to shake up how you spend your free time every once and a while—and both The Walk and the Clayton area are filled with opportunities to pick up a few new hobbies! If you’d prefer to stay home, consider something like knitting, gardening, scrapbooking, or painting. If you’d like the chance to get out, consider picking up something like fishing, photography, volunteering, or joining a local club.
As the years go by, we tend to accumulate a lot of…stuff. It’s not always a bad thing, but sometimes we can get overwhelmed by clutter and feel the need to hang onto things that we shouldn’t. Make your New Year’s resolution a pledge to get rid of a certain amount of your possessions—whether it’s just one box or a few trash bags full.
Cross Something off Your Bucket List
Always wanted to travel to another country? Run a 5k? Take a ride in a hot air balloon? Go on a cruise and snorkel in the ocean? Why not make it happen in 2020? Even if you don’t have an established bucket list, start thinking of a few things you’ve always wanted to do, but just haven’t had the time or inspiration to complete. Make 2020 the year that you cross something off!
Happy New Year from The Walk at East Village
As we prepare to enter a new decade, the team at The Walk would like to wish you a Happy New Year. In 2020, you can expect even more excitement around the community, from special events to monthly gatherings. Who knows—maybe taking a class at The Walk could be one of your New Year’s resolutions!