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Grandmother hula hooping with her granddaughter outside on a beautiful day at The Hawthorne in Jacksonville, Florida



Playtime isn't just for kids. Fun activities benefit adults too, improving heart health, reducing stress levels, and boosting creativity. Reap all the benefits of these at-home activities from your Jacksonville, FL apartment. Try these playful activities for people of all ages:


"Adults with high-pressured jobs are telling us they're using LEGO to disconnect from the mania of the day," LEGO marketing strategist Genevieve Capa Cruz says. Working with your hands after a day on the computer is relaxing and fun. While you can definitely enjoy the same kits that kept you captivated as a child, there are also more complex sets that LEGO recommends to keep adult minds happily occupied. Piece together intricate dinosaur skeleton exhibits or build a realistic model of Copenhagen, Denmark.


As evidenced by the coloring book craze, this childhood favorite is still a fun and relaxing pastime, no matter your age. Coloring helps eliminate anxiety, boost focus, and encourage mindfulness. Turning attention away from worries and troubles and focusing on creating makes for calmer, healthier adults. Color beautiful, detailed designs with the bestselling Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt adult coloring book or infuse your coloring with some humor with #Married Life: A Snarky Adult Coloring Book. You can also print coloring book pages at home, check out this Pinterest collection.


Trigger the release of positive, feel-good hormones by engaging in active play. It doesn’t have to be a strenuous workout. You can play and get a little exercise with carefree, nostalgic pastimes, like jumping rope and hula hooping. Hula hooping can burn over 400 calories per hour, according to the American Council on Exercise. That’s about the same amount of calories as running on a treadmill for an hour. Jumping rope is similarly fun and great exercise. With an extra long jump rope, you can get the whole family in on the fun.

Channel your inner child and have fun with at-home activities! Looking to stimulate your mind too? Check out these online classes. All of these activities can be done right at the Hawthorne Apartments in Jacksonville, FL. Contact us today to see what we have to offer.