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10 Youthful Hobbies Everyone Over 45 Should Try

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

If you crave an adrenaline rush that hiking alone doesn’t quite satisfy, you should give rock climbing a try. Don’t worry, you don’t have to risk life and limb to try your hand at this activity! You can visit a local indoor rock climbing facility with harnesses, padded floors, and skilled instructors to get started. Once you’re comfortable, you can move on to a guided (and safely tethered!) outdoor climb in one of your favorite parks. 

Drone Piloting

Drone Piloting

Drones may seem like an intimidating piece of technology, but piloting one is really no different than driving a remote-control car. With a drone, you can fly over rooftops and forests to get a bird’s eye view that you would never be able to experience on your own! Just be cautious: National parks and some residential areas do not allow drones to fly in the area. 

Virtual Reality Gaming

Virtual Reality Gaming

You've probably heard all the hype around virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift or Samsung Gear, but you may not have considered trying out this new form of entertainment for yourself. We’re here to tell you that you're missing out on a lot of fun! You can explore entire worlds from the comfort of your living room, made possible by an ever-growing array of VR games and videos.

Coloring

Coloring

Coloring in a coloring book can be an incredibly relaxing activity for people of all ages. You can now purchase “adult coloring books” that feature intricate illustrations designed to lull you into a meditative state and take your mind off life's little sources of stress. An added bonus is that coloring doesn’t require as much imagination as drawing, so you can still use it as a creative outlet and watch television at the same time. 

Music DJ-ing

Music DJ-ing

If you have an interest in music but don’t exactly have the voice of an angel, learning how to DJ is a great way to share your passion. You can look into websites like Passionate DJ or Scratch DJ Academy to learn how to mix, scratch, and spin music. Your new skills will be a hit at family weddings!

Blogging

Blogging

Creating a blog is so simple today that everyone from a 5-year-old to a 95-year-old can do it. Think of something you enjoy doing, whether it’s cooking, painting, or one of the other hobbies on this list, and start documenting your story! If writing isn’t your strong suit, be sure to have someone edit your posts before they're published.

Playing an Instrument

Playing an Instrument

It’s never too late to learn how to play the guitar or piano. If you’ve dreamed of playing your favorite songs, you should visit a local music store to buy an instrument and watch tutorials on YouTube. You can find all kinds of how-to’s on the internet nowadays, so there’s no need to pay for expensive lessons. 

Home Brewing

Home Brewing

If you enjoy sampling new beers from your favorite breweries, you should bring the brewery home with you. You can purchase all-inclusive beer, wine, and whiskey brewing kits online. In no time at all, you can get to work creating different flavors, perfecting them with every batch, and sharing them with your drinking buddies.

Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

Riding horses can be as calm and peaceful or fast and frenzied as you like. If you’ve always dreamt of riding a steed like your favorite western heroes, you can sign up for a class at a local ranch. The qualified trail hands will teach you how to saddle a horse and ride it at moderate paces. If you stick to it, you can learn to ride while your horse canters or gallops!

Practicing Yoga

Practicing Yoga

Yoga is the biggest trend in the wellness world right now, and you may have seen young yogis practicing their headstands in your local park or gym. The good news is that you don’t have to do those difficult poses to reap the rewards of yoga. There are plenty of beginner poses you can do that require little experience and flexibility while still being freeing and relaxing.