Body-Friendly Hobbies for a 50 Year Old Male

I am more active and have more hobbies now as a 50 year old man than when I was much younger. If you are in the same position I was a year ago looking for new and fun things to do despite being middle aged, I can assure you that you have plenty of options!


I was never much into cycling when I was younger, but when I turned 50 I decided to try it again. Since I bought my new Husky mountain bike a few months ago, I can’t stop pedaling. Cycling is a great form of exercise and I’ve found that it takes me to places I never would have gone otherwise—through parks, nature trails, different parts of the city I live in.


Okay, I know what you’re thinking: “Golf is an old person’s sport.” The fact is that I see people of all ages out on the golf course, and I enjoy it almost more than anything else, especially when I’m having a good day! It’s also a great way to make new friends and even business connections.


Woodburning is an extremely interesting hobby that I’ve been doing for only a month now, but I absolutely love it. I purchased a woodburning kit online and I’ve made all kinds of great-looking designs with it. If you have even somewhat of an artistic side and are looking for a new hobby to take up, I highly recommend this!

Bird Watching

In my opinion there is no hobby that is quite as relaxing as bird watching. I could spend hours in the park with my binoculars checking out all of the different birds that are around. This is hobby doesn’t really cost any money at all, and it can be a wonderful way to spend a beautiful day outside.


In the past few months I have been doing a lot of volunteer work for a couple of different charitable organizations. This is one hobby that makes me feel great because I feel like I’m making a difference, and I’ve made a lot of new friends as a result.