Many seniors love to read and if you are one of them, you’ll never be bored. Besides entertainment and education, reading is good for your brain health. It keeps your brain young and healthy, working efficiently and less prone to developing Alzheimer’s disease. There are books out there for every interest. While you read you are also lowering your stress levels and increasing your vocabulary. It is also a very cost effective hobby!
For those over 65, the list of books below should be of special interest.
Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest
Written by Dan Buettner, this book gathers information from the areas of the world known as the Blue Zones. The Blue Zones have more centenarians, those living to 100 or older, than other areas of the world. In his travels he’s met with many of these long living seniors and discussed their reasons for longevity. This book is full of ideas for healthy aging, from connections with others to healthy diets and a life of movement.
Personal Finance After 50 for Dummies
If you have previously read any of the “for Dummies” books, you know that this book will have tons of information that will help you with your finances. Even if you are a beginner when it comes to saving and managing your money, there is no better time to start than now. The author, Eric Tyson, covers basic finance as well as things you will need to know as a senior.
Use Your Brain to Change Your Age: Secrets to Look, Feel and Think Younger Every Day
Written by a neurologist, Daniel Amen M.D., this book offers strategies to increase your brain health and decrease your risk of Alzheimer’s disease. There is also help with reducing the signs of aging and helping you to heal after a stroke or other illness.
Reading will give you a healthy workout and is enjoyable at the same time. Become a member of your local library to find books free of charge or purchase an e-reader and download books to read at your leisure. For more great books for those over 65, click here.