Whatever your interests or abilities are, you can enjoy pastimes that make you feel good and stay active. Here are some of the most common things 70-year olds do for fun.
Active Games and Sports
Age-appropriate sports activities and games provide an opportunity to get some exercise and stay physically fit, socialize, and compete with others in a friendly way. Some of the active games and sports to consider are swimming, golf, croquet, tennis, curling, and lawn, or indoor bowling.
Spending time outside has many benefits for your mental and physical health. Connecting with nature allows you to feel linked to something larger than yourself, which promotes feelings of happiness, composure, gratitude, and optimism. Consider pastimes such as walking, hiking, gardening, picnics, nature photography, or bird watching.
Activities such as dancing, karaoke, reading books to children in the local library, or acting in a play boost emotional expression and help enjoy the humor. These and similar activities also help keep the mind sharp, enhance creativity, and help maintain your language skills, all of which can delay or prevent cognitive decline and dementia.
Socializing is an excellent opportunity to reminisce about old times, have fun, and indulge in things that interest you. Attending parties and organizing your own events can elevate your mood, improve communication skills, and help overcome loneliness, anxiety, and depression.
Arts and Crafts
Arts and crafts activities such as painting, coloring, ceramics, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, papercraft, woodcraft, jewelry making, and others keep you mentally engaged, improve hand-eye coordination, help emotional expression, and relieve stress, anxiety, and depression.