As the last of the ice and snow melt away, spring has finally returned to those in residential care in Vernon. This spring, make the most of the weather and opportunities by following these spring health tips for those living in seniors homes in Vernon.
First and foremost, get outside. With the warm weather comes the chance to go outside and soak in the sun. Take a walk in the garden, or meet with some friends outside. Just get outside. Not only is sunlight essential in vitamin D production but it has also shown to reduce depression.
Go for a Walk
Since the snow and ice has melted, the excuse of slippery sidewalks and dangerous conditions has melted along with it. The importance of regular physical activity for seniors has been stated time and time again and going for a walk is one of the easiest ways of keeping your body young and healthy.
Make Healthy Food Choices
The holidays have passed and with it the treats and sweets of Christmas are gone (for at least a few more months). This spring, make it a goal to make some lighter, healthier food choices. Look to add lots of seasonal vegetables to your diet. They’ll not only make you feel better, but reduce the risk of certain diseases.
As Spring rolls on we can expect that the days will begin to get warmer and warmer. With all the walking and outdoor exercise you plan to do, you will want to make sure you stay adequately hydrated. Do not wait until you feel thirsty to have water (as thirst indicates you are already dehydrated), instead make it a habit to have constantly have a small amount. Your body will thank you.
Make the most of this spring by following these Spring health tips. You’ll feel younger and more energetic in no time at all.