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Tuesday, Jul. 28th 2020

Senior Retirement Residence Benefits Of Spending Time Outdoors

A senior retirement residence offers numerous activities for seniors to participate in to help maintain physical mobility and improve their cognition and overall health. Few pastimes restore the body and soul like spending time in nature. Research has confirmed that spending time outdoors does more than just lift a person’s spirits; it also provides a boost to their physical health. With all the many nature trails, parks and outdoor areas within the Kansas City and Johnson County, Kansas, community, Clover Care Home senior retirement residence provides its residents with ample opportunities to “take it outdoors.”

Studies by the NHS have shown that many adults over the age of 65 spend around 10 hours a day either sitting or laying down. This sedentary behavior leads to serious health problems for many older people, causing reduced mobility and leads to difficulty walking. On the other hand, people who remain active have a lower risk of heart diseasestrokestype 2 diabetes and dementia.

clover care home senior retirement outdoor activtiesAt Clover Care Home senior retirement residence, it is our firm belief that taking part in any kind of fitness activity on a regular basis is important, no matter a person’s age, but even more so for seniors, in order to remain fit and healthy. We encourage our residents to be as physically active as possible by participating in some kind of physical activity every day.

Boosts Cardiovascular and Circulatory System. Walking is by far the easiest form of exercise for most seniors and can easily be adapted into their daily routine. Walking outdoors on a nearby nature trail can get the blood pumping without putting too much strain on the cardiovascular system, helps reduce the risk of a stroke, helps to keep blood pressure in check and boosts the heart’s overall performance. 

Elevates Mood. Spending time outdoors gives seniors more positive feelings and they experience less depression and anxiety. Even seniors who are unable to exercise can benefit from getting outdoors by enjoying the change of scenery, enjoying the fresh air and listening to the sounds of nature. The relaxation that nature provides can improve mood and increase overall feelings of happiness.

Supports Mental Health. In addition, walking is proven to help boost mood and improve mental health, and there is nothing better than going for a nice walk outdoors at our senior retirement residence, located in the heart of Shawnee, Kansas. 

older adults joggingIncreases Energy Levels. Being outdoors provides a greater sense of energy and vitality, which can help make seniors more resilient to illness. Importantly, spending time in a natural environment can help improve a person’s attention span and memory, and it may improve creativity as well.

Provides Vitamin D. Being outside, even for just 15 minutes a day, can help improve someone’s overall health by increasing levels of Vitamin D, an important nutrient for seniors. Getting sufficient Vitamin D can help to reduce the risk of rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis and heart attack. 

benefits of physical activity senior retirement residenceOur senior retirement residence offers a variety of activities for our residents that are effective for helping improve their strength, balance, and flexibility. Even light activity such as taking a brief walk around the senior retirement residence grounds at a slow pace, for example, is better than staying still.

Choosing a senior retirement residence with opportunities for exercise, cultural pursuits, sightseeing, religious services, and more can make your life easier and keep you healthy longer. At Clover Care Home, our location ensures that a wide variety of amenities and social opportunities are easily accessible. We provide a clean, comfortable, home-like environment where you’ll get personalized meals and healthy snacks, and numerous opportunities to participate in activities. 

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