Take advantage of warm weather
Whether you can get around independently or need assistance with a walker or wheel chair, you still can enjoy the joys of a spring day. Break free from the chains of winter and go outside for a breath of fresh air and sunshine. A direct benefit of sunshine is Vitamin D, which is necessary for the brain, bones and muscle function. Using sunlight as a source of vitamin D, also has been found to improve cognitive function. It is also beneficial to get outside and meet others including adults, children and pets. A simple change in scenery can rejuvenate anyone, but it is especially beneficial for the elderly.
It is important to be aware of temperature. As it increases, it is extremely important to stay hydrated. Dehydration at any time of the year can affect muscle function, blood pressure, which can lead to a dangerous situation.
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