WHAT SENIORS & BOOMERS SHOULD BE DOING FOR LABOR DAY

It’s All About a Healthy Lifestyle and Sharing Time

A slight diversion from our Health and Wellness blog.  Well, not really.

My BoomerGuy and I adhere to a pretty strict diet, exercise frequently, and accept into our lifestyle a few, select vitamins and nutrients as supplements to our health.  There are a few good ones out there, and we have discovered a portfolio of products that when measured and consumed have a significant impact on the well-being of boomers and seniors with a myriad of illnesses and conditions.  

So, that’s our routine and it works well for us.  However, at the end of the day, there are no pills available on the planet that will help us achieve FUN, at least not legal ones.    

Choose your grille mates–nothing better than a good old fashioned BBQ. Photo by Pixabay (Pexels)

Labor Day and its glorious weekend is almost upon us and we should, of course, be thinking about our healthfulness with all the outdoor cooking and picnics, but also about our mental health, letting our hair down and having some good old fashioned fun.  That in and of itself will do wonders for our well-being.  Unless you’re planning a long trip or get-away, here are several ideas to heighten your enjoyment of the last summer fling before fall sets in.  

So come on boomers and seniors, put down the phones, get off the computer (except to read about BoomerGal, LOL) and let’s go out and about in our communities and have some fun.

This is our favorite form of exercise–you can get great cardio, see Mother Nature at her finest, and let the wind blow through your hair. Photo by Masood Aslami (Pexels)

Meet up with friends and family.  Go to the mall.  Have breakfast, lunch or dinner at a new restaurant you’ve been wanting to try.  Have a cookout, go to the lake or beaches.  Take a frisbee and toss to whomever.  Ride a bike and let the wind blow through your hair.  Dust off the pickle ball paddles, the tennis racquets, the golf clubs and even the fishing poles.  Head off to a museum or aquarium.  Check into a hotel for the weekend to get away.  There’s always the wine tour at your favorite vineyard.  Signup for reserved seating at your local movie theater.  We’re not that old that we can’t thoroughly immerse ourselves in all that fun.  

And yes, you can take your yoga mat. Photo by Kampus Productions (Pexels)

Take a hike someplace new, off the beaten path (take plenty of water and your cell phone). 

Some of the most memorable times I had as a kid were with my grandparents. Their love was always unconditional. Photo by Yaroslav Shuraev (Pexels)

Once the grandkids show up, what do you do with them?  Well, how about setting up a croquet field and show them a new game, or how about a corn hole toss.  How lucky are we that we can order from Amazon Prime and get virtually everything the next day.  Make sure you’ve got plenty of ice cream and the fixin’s so you can make old fashioned root beer floats or banana splits.  Wanna get wild, let them fix their own, mess and all.  

Forget our age, I’m heading off to make my own banana split. Photo by Piriyonel (Pexels)

Too hot to barbeque, no problem.  It most certainly is here in southern California where our temps will reach 105o over the three-day weekend.  So…hop in the air conditioned car with the kids in tow and head off to one of their favorite fast food restaurants, and that way you won’t break the bank.  That’s called special times with the grandparents—lasting memories.  

You’ll be surprised how much fun you’ll also have.  We may not be as spry as we once were, but we are as enthusiastic.  You’ll be glad you took the time to enjoy the little things and the little ones in life.  

Just Remember, “Sitting is the new Smoking”

Do this…recognize where we have been for the past two years and all that we missed as a result.  Now dust off your spirit and go out and enjoy this Labor Day to the fullest.  It will do wonders for your mental health and happiness.  

Happy Labor Day Boomers and Seniors.

My BoomerGuy and I are heading out to get some exercise in the great outdoors, meeting up with friends and having several cookouts of monumental proportions.  

See you next week.  Stay relevant to those you love and cherish.   

Your Number One BoomerGal, Connie. 

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