One of the most important things we can do for our health is to get up off the couch, turn off the TV or the computer, and get out and do something fun with other people. Companionship, friendship and activities will improve your weight, your health and your overall happiness. Unfortunately, in this modern world, things seem to be more and more tailored to staying at home, drive through lines, fast food, and sedentary activities. You also have to be careful not to get yourself into unsafe situations while seeking fun. Hanging out at clubs and drinking heavily while trying to enjoy yourself and meet people is not only bad from a health standpoint, but also from a personal safety viewpoint.
One tool that many have found effective is Meetup.com.
You can go to meetup.com and it is FREE. Put in some interests and voila! It comes up with many local groups interested in the same thing. Hiking groups, book groups, sewing, exploring, culinary, artists, just about anything you can imagine. You can use an alias for your name if you wish, and remember, don’t post your email or address or phone number. You can check out each group, its members, its prior and future activities and see if it is for you. You get together with a few a groups you like, meet nice people, and the next thing you know, you are too busy having fun with others with similar interests to sit around watching a TV show you don’t really like that much anyway.
You can also try out AZcentral.com, and click on Things To Do. It will let you search by type of activity, date, and either your city or zip code.