4 Benefits of Spending Time Outdoors

4 Benefits of Spending Time Outdoors

There is a secret weapon that combats mood swings, sporadic bursts of pain, and sleep deprivation. One would imagine that this has to be a powerful potion or an intense form of therapy. You may be surprised to learn that it is something that we have access to daily.

Need more energy? Tired of feeling sluggish? Has unbearable pain taken over your daily regimen? You could find great relief by simply getting up and heading out the door.

That’s right! There are multiple benefits to be gained by simply spending a little time outdoors. Glendale retirement home residents are exposed to activities and leisure time outside in our seven large gardens. This helps them to feel better mentally, emotionally, and physically.

Here are a few benefits of spending time outdoors:

Sleep Better

Most time spent outdoors is spent being active. Research indicates that exercise or regular activity helps seniors to sleep better. A good night’s sleep results in having more energy the following day. Glendale retirement home encourages all residents to explore outdoors to help them rest better nightly.

Increased Energy

Who couldn’t use a little more energy? An encounter with nature and all of its beauty can be intriguing and relaxing. Spending time outdoors naturally makes you feel more vital and energetic. Glendale retirement home encourages their residents to spend time outdoors each day to help them feel their best.

Improve Overall Health

Exposure to natural light helps seniors to recover from injuries and illnesses quicker. They will likely experience less pain during recovery also. Fresh air during short outdoor walks helps to enhance pulmonary function and combat osteoporosis. The exposure to sunlight is a great source of Vitamin D.

Improved Immune System Function

Research indicates that spending time outdoors raises the white blood cell count. Regular walks or spending two or three hours outdoors daily may help the immune system to function better. This helps to fight illnesses such as the common cold.

Broadview Residential Care Center ensures that residents engage in outdoor activities at our gardens to improve their daily living. Contact us to find out more about ways to involve your senior in outdoor activities.

We invite you to call us at (818) 246-4951 and schedule a tour of our
beautiful facility to discuss your loved ones needs.