Living a Life of Active Leisure After Retirement

How to Successfully Enjoy Retirement Life

Retirement is a significant stage of life. Aside from moving into a retirement community, planning for your future healthcare, and maintaining your autonomy — you want to make sure your retirement is spent well. Active leisure should be incorporated into your day to enjoy the retirement lifestyle you deserve.

Here’s everything you need to know about active leisure and how you can make the most of it after retirement.

What to Expect After Retirement

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Retirement brings with it expectations —  what can you really expect? How can you successfully enjoy retirement life? It all depends on how you spend your time. Therefore, it is important to understand active leisure and incorporate more of it into your lifestyle.

Active Leisure: What Does it Mean?

To start, let’s understand the differences between passive and active leisure time. Leisure activities that are classified as passive require little to no energy such as sitting on the couch for a few hours. Generally, active leisure is more engaging. In some ways, these pursuits overlap with certain recreational activities because they require both physical and mental energy. In most cases, these activities take place outside of the home, but at Seafields, they happen right at home.

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In order to enjoy retirement life fully, you must dissect active leisure even further. There are three categories of active leisure: social, cognitive, and physical.

Social Leisure

Socializing with friends, community members, and new people is integral to this type of active leisure. For example, one might explore the Lowcountry on a day trip, allowing you to socialize with people from all walks of life outside of your community. However, you can socialize with those in your own community — especially at Seafields! Becoming involved with community-led efforts and activities can shorten your commute even further and foster meaningful relationships within your neighborhood’s gates.

Cognitive Leisure

Playing chess, solving puzzles, or journaling are all examples of cognitive leisure activities. These activities are a great way to stretch your brain and even keep dementia at bay.

Physical Leisure

One of the best ways to enjoy retirement is to stay active. Keeping your mind, body, and soul healthy is one of our hallmarks at Seafields. You can do this by participating in your favorite sport or taking on a new activity. Many Life Plan Communities offer wellness activities to keep your heart pumping and your health in check.

Now that you have a better understanding of active leisure, let’s explore some of the activities you can engage in after retirement to stay active and enjoy your retirement.

5 Ways to Spend Your Golden Years

Your quality of life is directly impacted by how you spend your golden years. These active leisure activities and amenities can help you live a long and happy life filled with satisfaction and enjoyment.

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1. Enjoy Your Favorite Sports

Keeping active during retirement is one of the best things you can do. There are a variety of amenities and luxuries at Seafields that can satisfy the dreams of any sports or wellness fanatic. Golf enthusiasts love the South Carolina Lowcountry since it’s the perfect place to play golf. Your game is sure to be improved with the spotless rolling greens, fascinating designs by golf legends like Jack Nicklaus, and more. 

South Carolina’s weather is mild year-round, so you can enjoy a quick (or long) game whenever you want. In addition to golf, racquet sports are also available. From pickleball to tennis, you’re sure to find something that fits your desires. 

For those who enjoy running and cycling, Seafields offers many nearby paths and trails to explore. You’ll have no trouble navigating the community with ease and getting your heart rate up simultaneously.

2. Get Proper Rest and Relaxation

If you’d rather spend your retirement more relaxed, check out the local spas or enjoy a nice dip in the pool. Our residents can enjoy our resort-style heated saltwater pool all year long at Seafields. 

Discover the state-of-the-art yoga studio to get in touch with your inner self. You’ll be able to conduct sessions solo or in a group environment for the perfect alignment of your chakras. 

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3. Pick up a New Hobby

Taking up a new hobby can be just what you need to tap into your best self during retirement. The options are endless! You can pick up a new book or learn a new language. There are even those who challenge themselves to read a certain number of books in a given period of time. 

Listening to podcasts can be the perfect fix if you’re more of a listener than a reader. You will not only be able to keep up with the latest current events, but you will also gain access to new perspectives and conversations. By listening to podcasts, you can grow as well as mold your existing knowledge.

4. Try New Foods

Trying new things can be intimidating when relocating to a new community or entering a new phase of life. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be overwhelming at Seafields. Our location adjacent to Freshfields Village offers you a wider selection of dining options while also providing you access to several restaurants at your fingertips.

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Trying new foods can be as simple as choosing one sandwich over another or even experimenting with seafood for the first time. The wide selection of options will delight your taste buds and satisfy your hunger.

5. Focus on Your Wellness

Besides sports, there are plenty of ways to stay active for those who just like to exercise. In Life Plan Communities like Seafields, state-of-the-art wellness centers and recreation rooms are available.

Related: The Health Benefits of Staying Active in Retirement

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Live a Life of Active Leisure at Seafields at Kiawah Island

To choose a senior living community that meets your needs, it is important to ask the right questions and look for amenities that suit your lifestyle. Our goal at Seafields is to provide opulence and a seamless transition into an active lock-and-leave lifestyle. The staff at our luxury Life Plan Community is readily available to assist you with your needs and provide you with the resources to enjoy retirement life. 

Our Life Plan Community offers 90 spacious independent living residences and a variety of floor plans. Moreover, our island location offers picturesque views that allow our residents to feel like they are on vacation every day. At Seafields, you can take advantage of your independence and achieve all your goals through community and personal development. 

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