Concordia's Caregivers Help Seniors Improve their Health by Getting Outdoors this Summer
July 03, 2015 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsJuly 3, 2015 - For many older seniors, getting up and out of the home on a regular basis is no easy task. However, too much time indoors can lead to some health problems as we age. Discover the benefits of getting a breath of fresh air from time-to-time with help from Concordia Lutheran Ministries.
From isolation and depression to problems with inactivity, the summer months present seniors with several opportunities to get out and be a part of the world around them while giving their health and happiness a quick boost.
Whether you're spending the afternoon gardening, riding a bike through your neighborhood or just taking a walk around the block, there are a number of health benefits to spending even just the slightest amount of time outdoors this season.
One of the biggest boosts to your body's health that comes from spending a little time in the summer sun is the Vitamin D absorbed into the body. Vitamin D is crucial in helping brain, bone and muscle function, and can help you stay healthy for months to come.
Another added benefit of spending a bit more time outdoors this season is the extra opportunities to socialize. Remaining active in your community and interacting with your friends and neighbors can help you overcome feelings of isolation or loneliness that many seniors struggle with as they age.
No matter what activity you are taking part in while you're outdoors, your body is certain to benefit from getting some fresh air into the blood stream. In fact, your brain needs 20 percent of your body's oxygen intake to function. Getting outside and breathing in the fresh summer air will help you stay focused throughout your day. Try taking a walk after each meal, allowing the fresh air to provide a quick boost in your digestive system's efficiency.
Getting outdoors doesn't have to be hard, and even the smallest outdoor activity can help improve your health. Discover all the benefits the outdoors can provide for you by visiting www.concordialm.org/blog/how-summer-weather-outdoor-activities-benefit-seniors-slideshow.
With no shortage of activities and social events, the senior living communities from Concordia Lutheran Ministries provide residents with ample opportunities to reap all the benefits of a healthier and happier way of living. Discover what senior care can do for you by visiting www.concordialm.org.