Senior Living to the Fullest!
12 tips to live your best life, starting today!
Fresh Air | Tip #6
As we age, it becomes increasingly important to embrace the simple yet profound joys of life. One such joy, often taken for granted, is the gift of FRESH AIR. Stepping outside and immersing ourselves in the natural world is great for everyone for a number of reasons. Let’s talk about that and the things you can be doing to ultimately enrich your overall well-being and enhance your quality of life.
Fresh air and getting outside are essential components of our everyday lives! The benefits include positive impacts on our physical health, mental well-being, social connections, sleeping patterns, and so on! By embracing the gift of fresh air, we can experience a more positive and vibrant lifestyle, filled with vitality and a deeper connection to the world around us! Here are just a few benefits that fresh air brings:
Physical Health – Engaging in gentle exercises like walking, gardening, or even playing with grandchildren in the park helps strengthen muscles, improve cardiovascular health, and maintain overall fitness. The abundance of oxygen is amazing for our lungs, heart, and brain!
Mental Health – Don’t underestimate the impact that fresh air has on our mental health… nature has the remarkable ability to soothe our busy minds and uplift the spirit. The things we see, hear, and smell allow us to fully be in the moment and enjoy what’s right in front of us. It’s almost as if our stresses, worries, and problems disappear.
Social Connections – Being outside gives us many opportunities to connect with others. Try sitting outside with a new friend, join a walking or gardening club, or simply watch the kids play in the park! Naturally, you’ll feel less lonely and more engaged with the world around you!
Vitamin D – Being outside we absorb a lot of sunlight and generate vitamin D in our bodies. Adequate vitamin D levels are crucial for bone health, immune system support, and reducing the risk of certain diseases. Fresh air provides a natural means of obtaining this essential nutrient.
Let’s embrace this free, abundant gift and its many benefits each and every day by spending more time outside! From physical health to mental well-being, the power of fresh air becomes an invaluable ally, guiding us on a vibrant journey toward living life to the fullest. Keep an eye out for the events and activities happing this month at the Village including morning group walks, crafts, the mosaic spring Olympics, and bus outings to places like the farmers market and Wascana Park!