During the winter, aged individuals tend to slow down and spend more time indoors. The approach of spring provides an opportunity to revitalize your general health. We discuss six ways to enjoy springtime and keep healthy during spring. Read on!
When Exercising, Drink More Water
According to the American Physiological Society, people who drink enough water after being physically active outside prevent dehydration and get more cognitive health advantages from exercise. Drinking water while exercising is especially crucial for elders, according to the study, because their thirst awareness is often impaired.
Seasonal Allergies Should Be Addressed
According to the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, spring is the worst season for allergies. If pollen is a trigger, the University of Toronto recommends closing doors and windows and wearing wraparound sunglasses when outside. Also, to avoid possible side effects like drowsiness and confusion, see your doctor about the best allergy drugs.
Spring Seasonal Foods Can Help You Feel Better
In the spring, many ripe, domestically cultivated fruits and vegetables are in season, including strawberries, rhubarb, sweet potatoes, peppers, radishes, mushrooms, cucumbers, and asparagus. According to Dietitians of Canada, eating seven to ten servings of vegetables and fruits per day will help to lower the risk of chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.
Every Day, Take a Walk in Nature
According to a study, people who exercised outside in natural settings had less tension, bewilderment, anger, and sadness than those who exercised indoors. They preferred outdoor activities and were more inclined to engage in them again.
Safely Soak in the Warm Rays of the Sun
A study published in Psychological Science found that spending time outside in warm, sunny spring weather boosts happiness and cognition. According to Cleveland Clinic, moderate sun exposure for older adults who are low in vitamin D strengthens bones and may lower the incidence of heart attack, stroke, hip fractures, and colorectal cancer. It also aids in the prevention of depression and insomnia. To avoid overexposure to the sun, wear sunglasses, long sleeves, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunscreen.
Attempt a Digital Detox
Allowing laptops, tablets, and phones to distract you from living your life is not a good idea. Rather than wasting time on social media, look into new hobbies or activities that might interest you, such as a new sport, volunteering, or a craft. Spending time away from electronics can help you be more productive and happier.
Make Time for Yourself
You can refuel and replenish your energies by spending time alone. Make ‘me’ time a priority every day, just like you would a doctor’s visit or picking up the kids from school.
It doesn’t have to be difficult to do what you want. Try relaxing in the tub with a nice book, drinking a cup of coffee in the morning, going on a walk, or working in the garden.
Experience Healthy Springtime Living at Aston Gardens At Tampa Bay
Using the power of spring to rejuvenate and replenish your life can help set the way for months of fun with friends, family, and yourself. Aston Gardens At Tampa Bay is a retirement community that provides the ideal blend of personalized care and active senior living. Contact us to find out more!