WHAT ARE THE KEYS TO HEALTH AND HAP­PI­NESS?

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For most, the list would in­clude a healthy diet, reg­u­lar ex­er­cise, a good night’s sleep and loved ones with whom to share their lives.

Stud­ies have shown also that time spent pur­su­ing hob­bies and per­sonal pas­sions is es­sen­tial for a well-rounded and sat­is­fy­ing life and to keep the mind sharp, body strong and spir­its high.

There are many op­tions for us to par­take in the cre­ative arts.

Art hob­bies, whether sketch­ing, paint­ing, act­ing, sculpt­ing or tak­ing pho­to­graphs, can be for in­di­vid­ual en­joy­ment, gift giv­ing or even fundrais­ing pur­poses.

We’ve seen across many Palm Lake Re­sorts how shared cre­ative en­deav­ours (knit­ting teddy bears for do­na­tion to hospi­tals, cro­chet­ing poppy flow­ers for An­zac Day etc) have brought res­i­dents to­gether for the ben­e­fits of others.

Other hob­bies that res­i­dents share in­clude spend­ing time play­ing games or work­ing on puz­zles with fam­ily and friends.

Work­ing on puz­zles also keeps the mind sharp and alert.

Tra­di­tional games like bingo and bridge are al­ready pop­u­lar in our re­sorts but don’t for­get those nos­tal­gic board games that con­tinue to chal­lenge the mind.

So­cial hob­bies are fan­tas­tic be­cause they open doors for us to build friend­ships and it’s im­por­tant to keep so­cial skills sharp as this ben­e­fits us in many other as­pects of life.

Hav­ing a whole­some laugh with others and shar­ing en­joy­able ac­tiv­i­ties keeps people ac­tively en­gaged in life.

This is one of the best as­pects of com­mu­nity life­style liv­ing at Palm Lake Re­sort – the “com­mu­nity”.

Out­door hob­bies are a fan­tas­tic way to get some much-needed Vitamin D and fresh air.

Ben­e­fi­cial out­door ac­tiv­i­ties can be as straight­for­ward as reg­u­lar walks around the re­sort.

Stretch­ing and tai chi are also ben­e­fi­cial (to im­prove flex­i­bil­ity and mo­bil­ity) and can be more en­joy­able in the out­doors on a fine, sunny day.

There are so many great hob­bies avail­able for Palm Lake Re­sort Toowoomba Pin­na­cle res­i­dents to throw them­selves and their time into. And re­mem­ber, par­tak­ing in ac­tiv­i­ties that are loved and en­joyed can help de­lay signs of men­tal and phys­i­cal aging.

It’s all about keep­ing your mind sharp, body strong and, most im­por­tantly, your spir­its high.

FOR MORE IN­FOR­MA­TION ON PALM LAKE RE­SORT TOOWOOMBA PIN­NA­CLE CALL 1800 280 129.

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