The secrets to staying young in retirement

Having a positive mental attitude is just one of the ways you can keep yourself feeling fit, healthy and younger.

Stay young in retirement 

Use these strategies to look and feel younger throughout your retirement.

Make New Friends

Retirement gives you more time to make new friends, and friendship plays an essential role in happiness. Try exploring past social circles, chatting to your neighbours, or perhaps joining a local club – you can also make new friends on social networks online.

Keep your tech skills up to date

From staying in touch with friends and relatives on Zoom and social media, to online shopping, technology has never been so useful. By embracing it, you not only learn new skills and keep your brain active, but you’ll also find inspiration to keep fit, make friends or find new hobbies. Find tips and safety advice.

Staying Active

It’s important to stay fit, active and healthy in your retirement. Thankfully, there are almost unlimited ways to do just that. You can join a gym and get a personalised workout or find fitness classes, or you can simply walk, ramble or cycle. If you fancy a challenge why not try a new hobby like golf, yoga, or even wild swimming?

By keeping your body active and fit, you’ll notice positive mental benefits and you’ll potentially look younger and healthier too.

Volunteer for a charity

Many people see retirement as the perfect time to give back. If you feel like this, then charity work or volunteering is a great option. Not only will you feel good for helping others, you’ll meet new people and enjoy a sense of purpose.


Retirement is a great time to travel when restrictions allow. You finally have the time to jet off abroad to somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit. Or why not take a tour of the UK’s spectacular national parks?

Whether you’d rather stay close to home or go on a far-flung adventure, travelling – and the fantastic, enriching experiences you can have – will certainly help you feel younger.

Changing your Diet

As we get older, our nutritional needs change, so it’s important to eat a healthy diet in retirement. Never skip breakfast, reduce your salt and sugar intake and eat more oily fish and fruit and veg.

Adopting a Positive Attitude

People say that you’re only as old as you feel – and they are right. By staying positive, you’ll be more open to starting new activities and making new friends. Smiling, laughing and being optimistic definitely makes you look and feel more youthful too.

Feel younger with retirement living

Purpose built retirement developments are designed to help you feel younger for longer. Low maintenance luxurious private retirement properties and stunning shared maintained gardens give you more time to spend on hobbies and travel. Intelligent design alongside safety and security features give you long-term peace of mind and for many people the benefits include having access to a friendly sociable community with a busy calendar of events and activities to enjoy if you want to.

If you like meeting new people, then it’s good to know that 83% of McCarthy Stone homeowners experience a sense of community in their new retirement property.

McCarthy Stone is the UK’s leading developer of retirement communities offering beautiful retirement homes to rent or for sale. For more information, please visit McCarthy Stone.  Or browse McCarthy Stone retirement apartments for sale or rent across the UK.


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