Lucky enough for us, summer is a time where being outside is enjoyable, and great for our bodies and mental health. Even if only for a short period of time, being active outside can greatly improve senior’s quality of life. With proper protection from the sun, Vitamin D is great for the body! Vitamin D helps to fight inflammation and improve overall health, while simultaneously improving overall happiness. If you or a loved one is struggling with depression, or been feeling down lately, going outside can help to reduce feelings of anxiety and depression. Getting outside even for a little while can energize you, improve your immune system, elevate your mood, help you sleep, and improve attention levels.
There are many activities that seniors can partake in this summer that can benefit them emotionally and physically. Taking a walk, going for a bike ride, going bird watching, flying a kite, or simply sitting outside enjoying people and nature. All of these things can be done for an extended period of time or a short period of time, depending on how you or your loved one feels! Spending time outside is much easier in the summer, so get out there and enjoy!
If you or a loved one struggles with mobility there are still many ways to get enjoy being outside without compromising safety and comfort. EasierLiving offers many walkers and wheelchairs that will allow you or your loved one to enjoy the outdoors. Our Alpha Rollator allows users to take rests when they need it by including a seat. The Alpha Rollator also offer extra arm support with forearm pads that provide support from the wrist to the elbow. Do not let issues with mobility stop you from enjoying the beautiful summer days that are almost over!