I confess: I'm 45, and running low on flexibility. I need to limber up and try new things.
What do you think I should try in 2010?
(Note: I have no desire to get myself arrested/sent to gaol. Nor would extreme sports/serious adrenaline surges be a good idea, health-wise. I'm monolingual — in English — and do not have access to a bottomless purse with which to buy a ticket to the space station/a yacht/a medium-sized or larger heroin habit. In short, I'm a boringly average middle-class British media luvvie, subtype: overweight, bad eyesight, married, no kids, two elderly cats, writes books for a living and travels a bit.)
Stuff folks have suggested which are contraindicated (for medical reasons or due to general health) include:
* Martial arts, fencing, running, anything requiring good eyesight, serious aerobic exercise, learning to fly
Stuff folks have suggested which are impractical include:
* learning foreign languages (I'm seriously rubbish at them), woodwork/metalshop/crafts (no space in a top-floor apartment), going to Burning Man (wrong side of planet), cycling (if I didn't live on the side of an extinct volcano, maybe ...), photography (see "good eyesight" above)
Stuff folks have suggested which I'm already doing include:
* foreign travel, walking, swimming