Summer is here! Clear blue skies, flowers in full bloom, long days, and warm air.is the of year to and engaged with your .
With more hours of daylight,, and plenty of , the present several opportunities for fun! More time outdoors is shown to increase and .
However, the increase in heat means balancing fun in the sun with safety. Below are some ideas for both safe andto enjoy with your this year!
When thinking about you and your’s summer schedule, it’s important to have variety in your activities. Here are some ideas for fitness, getting outside and staying social for you and your .
With longer days,offers opportunities to go for walks early in the morning, or later in the evening to beat the heat.
Take a walk around the neighborhood with your
Take advantage of the nice weather with outdoor exercise classes at the local senior center. These might be classes you can encourage yourto do independently, or, see if there is an option for you to attend with them, if your schedule allows.
If they don’t offer any, try an online video out on your own patio.
If youris a water lover, book a for you and your at your local pool or community center.
Anotherclass exercise that will keep you cool and in shape!
Summer is the best time to test your! Whether you’re planting vegetables, flowers or herbs, a garden gives a project for the whole summer.
If getting down in the dirt is difficult for your
A great way to wind down in the summer evenings is to sit outdoors with some tunes and reminisce with.
Learn about your
Find a nice shady spot and move your favoriteand puzzles outdoors! Consider playing together that you may have played with your in the past.
is a fun activity that can be done from the comfort of home, or while you are out and about. Make a game out of the drive to a medical appointment by looking for birds and wildlife together.
If you’re at home, hang some feeders by the window to watch the birds fly by. If youris feeling mobile, grab a pair of binoculars and head out to the park or on some trails to find some wildlife.
With kids out of school, take advantage oftogether.
, recitals or concerts with the kids can be great ways to get out and make memories.
Summer is a popular season for. to look for local outdoor concerts, movies, or even parades.
Check out if any local towns have outdoor craft festivals orto walk around and peruse, which is a great way to get in a walk, while also “window shopping''!
See if your local library may offer a summer. These types of activities can be fantastic for increasing .
Tis the season for fresh fruits and veggies!
Check out local farms with your
Make meal time an event by eating outdoors. Whether it’s at home or at a, enjoy a picnic with all your favorites.
Inviteor friends to tag along with you and your .
It wouldn’t be summer without.
Does yourhave a favorite shop? Or a favorite kind of sundae? Take a drive to the best local shop, or make this a fun pit-stop on the way home from your ’s medical appointment.
While summer offers plenty of opportunities forand other , it’s important to be cautious.
No matter what you’re doing with youroutside, consider the three safety tips below to make any activity safe with your safe.
Think about the time of day.
Morning and evening are the best times to take advantage of the weather with less direct sunlight.
Slather on the!
As we all know,is the best protectant against . Don’t forget to bring it and re-apply it to yourself and your as needed.
According to NIH,are more prone to dehydration compared to younger adults. If your doesn’t like water, consider high water snacks like popsicles and watermelon.
Enjoy staying active this summer and taking advantage of the sunshine!
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