Retirement Living – Nature Helps Restore Good Health

Posted by Anetta Townsend on Oct 11, 2011 9:33:00 AM

healthy senior livingBy Anetta Townsend – Director of Care

Daystar Retirement Village believes in the restorative powers of nature. Finding time to relax can mean taking a break away from the daily activities to enjoy the outdoors. When you set aside a few minutes each day to sit or walk in nature, you will find the body breathing fresh air and the mind focusing on the outside world – both doing wonders for your overall health.  

People who are healthy feel more in control of their emotions and behavior. They are able to enjoy life, build strong relationships, and lead fulfilling lives. If a challenge should arise, they’re able to bounce back and move on.  The more time that you invest in your emotional and physical well-being, the stronger you will be. The good news is that you will gain a presence of positive characteristics; like optimistic thinking, greater energy, and feelings of calmness.

Having good health allows you to participate in life to the fullest extent possible, through meaningful relationships and productive activities. Feeling healthy, both emotionally and physically, helps you cope when faced with concerns. Here are a few qualities gained through optimum health and well-being:

  • Feeling content
  • Ability to laugh easily
  • Be resilient after an illness or setback
  • Acquire enthusiasm for life
  • Have a sense of meaning and purpose
  • Adapt to change quickly
  • Gain high self-esteem

Everyone is different. Some people feel better relaxing and slowing down while others need more activity to feel better. The important thing is to find activities that give you a boost.

Tell us what you do that gives you more energy and boost throughout your day...

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