As you know by now… we love trying new things. To stay vibrant and fun, it’s important to stretch yourself!For example, have you ever tried to shoot arrows? It requires mental and physical flexibility.

As we age, our brains and bodies thrive when they are stretched in new, different ways. Indeed, Cape Cod Health recommends trying new things to create synapses in the brain and help prevent mental decline and maybe even Alzheimer’s.

The researchers concluded that learning new, unfamiliar skills that required engagement of working memory, long-term memory and other high-level cognitive processes actually helped preserve memory.

Cape Cod Health

I’m all about a healthy brain and body so the latest activity/sport that Hank and I are attempting is Archery…with a Compound Bow. We aren’t hunters…We are into the activity for eye-hand coordination and fun fitness.

Eyesight, concentration, strength and fun competition all combine when target shooting with a compound bow! 

Here are the steps to get started:

#1 Do Your Research 

#2 Take lessons

#3 Buy a Bow, Arrows and extras

#4 Practice, Practice, Practice 

We are lucky to have an Archery Club literally in our backyard. And, if you have a bit of property a target range can easily be set up. 

Ready, aim, shoot . . .

Btw, I discovered I’m in good company with my little hobby to shoot arrows …. actress Geena Davis almost qualified for the U.S. Olympic Archery team for the 2000 Olympic Games.

Hey, maybe I can make it to the Olympics! Ya neva know!

You are never too old to try new things …