It can be easy to get into a routine of staying isolated indoors, but we are here to tell you to try to get out and enjoy the fresh air several times a week!
A recent story in the Lexington Senior Center newsletter suggested that May is a great time to get outside.
Going for a walk, tending to your garden or even sitting on the patio can improve your health.
Being out in the sun can help your body produce more vitamin D. Vitamin D is absolutely vital for bone and immune system health. Just don’t forget to wear your sunscreen!
Moving your body can help build strength, flexibility, endurance and aerobic capacity.
Being outside improves mental health. Seniors who spend time outside generally experience less depression and anxiety.
You will feel more energetic!
Spending time outdoors may boost your memory.