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Playing an Instrument
Learning to play a musical instrument has never been easier, thanks to sites like YouTube, Lessonface, and Udemy offering both free and fee-based lessons for every tunemaker under the sun. Playing an instrument has all kinds of physical and mental health benefits, including a boosted immune system, better posture, and improved memory and focus. If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a rock star or concert pianist, surf the web for a course or instructor that will get you started toward becoming the next musical prodigy - and think about asking a friend to join you in your new hobby!
Dog training is a great hobby that can greatly affect your lifestyle and ease of living. It can be extremely difficult to live with a canine that isn’t properly trained. While some dogs just automatically make great companions, others need a little extra help to get started. For example, you can’t really have friends over if your dog is dangerously fearful of people or extremely excited. Furthermore, you can’t take your dog out if they aren’t trained on a leash or don’t know how to follow simple commands. By learning how to train your dog by yourself online, you can open up a whole realm of possibilities. Instead of leaving your pooch cooped up at home, you can take them out with you to explore the world!
As Rover.com explains, “Useful in so many situations, ‘sit’ is often the first command dogs learn. In fact, most dogs ‘sit’ on their own, so all you have to do is connect the command to the behavior.” After you get through this basic command, it is time to move on to slightly more complicated but extremely important commands, such as “lay down” and “heel.” According to Cesar’s Way, you should also teach your pooch “come” and “stay.” Training a dog to walk correctly on a leash is also important, as is teaching them how to behave in public. You can learn how to teach your dog many of these by following videos online.
Most North Americans don’t get all of the exercise they need. In fact, many get far below the daily recommended amount of exercise. A huge factor that gets in the way of exercise is knowing how to do it appropriately. Sure, everyone knows how to run, but if you don’t know what equipment you need or how hard you should push yourself, you can easily injure yourself, which can cause you to put off exercising altogether. Learning how to exercise correctly is even more important if you’re planning on hitting the gym, where much of the equipment is commonly misused. Back, shoulder, and ACL injuries are the most common exercise injuries, according to LifeHacker. Luckily, you can learn many of these things on the internet.
Cooking is a quickly dwindling art. In our increasingly fast-paced society, it can be incredibly difficult to find the time to shop for ingredients, decide what to cook, and actually do the cooking. However, the internet is full of recipes, cooking directions, and tutorials that make learning how to cook healthy dinners easy. You can learn how to cook nearly anything online, and you can even order your ingredients online without leaving home.
With the internet, learning new hobbies is easier than ever. With so much access to online learning, teaching yourself new skills that increase your well-being is fun and easy.