The weather is beautiful and the flowers are starting to bloom, nature is calling your name. No matter one’s age or the state their health everyone can benefit from spending time outside. So, take a walk, plant a garden, check out the local farmer’s market, or go for a bike ride and encourage your loved ones to do the same. In no time at all physical and mental health will get a huge boost.
Benefits from spending time outside include:
Improved mental health. Spending time in nature reduces levels of depression, anxiety, and improves overall mental health.
Improved memory. Studies have shown that spending time outside can help improve memory, specifically short-term memory.
Improved sleep. Being outdoors exerting energy and breathing in the fresh air leads to improved sleep patterns.
Vitamin D boost. Sunlight provides vitamin D which has many benefits. An improved immune system and improved bone, cardiovascular, and cognitive health are a few of the benefits. Older adults are at a higher risk of developing vitamin D deficiency, so encourage your senior loved one to soak up the sun.
Contact us here or call us at 704.333.5214 to see how we can help your loved one spend time outdoors to receive the wonderful benefits.