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Are Your Hobbies Helping Or Hurting?

Here is a definition of “Hobby”: an activity done regularly in one’s leisure time for pleasure.

Most of us have hobbies. Personally, if asked this question, I would state that doing the elliptical machine in the morning, taking walks with Nataliya, hanging with my children and, grandchild, playing tennis and watching movies or sports are my hobbies.

For others, hobbies may include a bunch of other things such as:

  • Golfing
  • Quilting
  • Playing card games with friends
  • Biking
  • Visiting wineries
  • Having “happy hours” with friends
  • Gardening

We all should take a step back and see whether our hobbies are helping or hurting our health.  Clearly, the exercise themed hobbies should very much positively impact our health.  However, playing bunko with friends and guzzling wine while playing, meeting friends for lunch and downing carb filled meals and desserts and/or gathering with friends to watch a sports game and drink lots of beer will be detrimental to our health.

So, if your answer to the question raised in this post is “My hobbies are helping my health” then keep up the great hobbies.  However, if the answer is that your hobbies are detrimental to your health, take the steps necessary to morph toward the healthier hobbies.

One of my other favorite hobbies: writing these daily entries.  Even if one person reading this finds it helpful or makes them laugh, I have accomplished something positive for the day.

And on that note, to make you laugh, here is a snippet of one of my favorite comedians, Rodney Dangerfield.

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