Maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle is valued for all ages but becomes increasingly more important as we start to grow older. Whether you are an active adult seeking adventure or new to retirement, follow these tips to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle.

1. Keep Moving

Stay active by signing up for an exercise class at your local fitness center. For added motivation, try meeting up with fitness groups or a work out buddy. You can even set goals and monitor your results using fitness trackers like the Fitbit or SmartWatch.

Senior couple power walking in a park. gilaxia (iStock)

Photo Credit: gilaxia (iStock).

2. Eat Healthy Foods

Fuel your body with proper nutrition by eating a well-balanced diet filled with fruits, vegetables, and protein. Eating healthy boosts energy levels which gives you more free time to do the activities you enjoy.

3. Keep Learning

Take advantage of your leisure time and try learning something new. Pick up a new hobby or fall back into a past time trade. Popular hobbies for an active lifestyle include photography, reading, gardening, biking, hiking, sewing, and geocaching.

Gardening Photo Credit: Kupicoo (iStock).

Photo Credit: Kupicoo (iStock).

4. Volunteer

Volunteering is an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling experience that also helps give back to your local community. To explore volunteer opportunities in your local community, click here.

5. Hike

If you happen to live near the mountains in states like Colorado, there are plenty of scenic views and trails to explore. Get out there and explore!

Hike Photo Credit: eclipse_images (iStock).

Photo Credit: eclipse_images (iStock).

6. Travel

No matter what age you are, it’s never too late to start traveling. After all, traveling to new places is one of the best ways to ensure a vibrant, active and fulfilling lifestyle.

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Living an active lifestyle cost absolutely nothing and has huge health benefits. Use these tips and implement a plan for a healthier, happier, and active lifestyle.