We all get a little spring fever when April rolls around! The anticipation of warmer days presents a chance to enjoy indoor and outdoor activities. Here are a few fun spring activities for the seniors that allow you to get active and improve your mood:
- Enjoy an Outdoor Walk. If you’re taking a five-minute stroll or a half-mile hike, going out for a walk can be a great way to take in the world and get some fresh air. An outdoor walk is one of the most recommended forms of light exercise recommended by health professionals.
- Begin Spring Cleaning. When there’s light outside coming in through the windows, clutter and dust are extremely visible. It’s healthy to do a little spring cleaning to create a comfortable atmosphere. You might even want to put up a spring wreath and other seasonal decorations.
- Start an Outdoor or Indoor Garden. To go along with healthy eating, a modest herb garden or container garden provides not only gardening fun but also healthy and tasty ingredients for your favorite dishes. One option is watching The Food Network for recipes to support your dietary preferences.
- Begin a Virtual Book Club. Gather a group of friends, decide on a book title, and pick a date to discuss the book virtually. Enjoy the discussion from your own home while sipping a cup of tea or coffee. Facetime and Skype are great communication tools that will help you stay in touch with your friends.
There are plenty of ways for seniors to stay active, have fun, and appreciate all that spring has to offer. Nothing beats breathing fresh air, feeling the warmth of the sun on the skin, and soaking in a little Vitamin D to renew the spirit and enhance our quality of life!