The health benefits of being active for the elderly. Getting the most out of care homes in Worthing

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Health benefits of being outdoors at care homes in Worthing

As winter approaches, it can be easy to hibernate in the comfort of your room in your care home in Worthing, with a blanket, and a cup of tea, but it’s not the best routine to fall into. In fact, ensuring that you are active or wrap up warm and spend some time outdoors can have huge benefits to your health.

In this article, we look at the top health benefits.

1. Being active strengthens immunity to flu and other illnesses

Many elderly people, unfortunately, become ill at this time of the year. This is hugely down to the desire to stay still and warm inside the home. Often our weakened immune system is not able to cope with the drop in temperature and, ultimately, this can have an effect on your general health so it’s important to keep an eye on this to avoid further complications.

Moving around especially getting out in the fresh air will strengthen your immune system making you less susceptible to common illnesses.

2. It will reduce the signs of tiredness

Research has shown that spending short bursts of time exercising gently has a positive effect on how tired you get during the day. With all the goodness that comes from the fresh air, it’s advantageous to try and spend some time outdoors if the weather permits. Even if you just take a quick walk around the home during the day, or you sit in the lounge area to read the paper and enjoy the view, you will awaken your senses and feel much better for it. You’ll probably find that you also end up sleeping much better too.

3. The countryside will improve your memory

Many studies have shown that being in the countryside, rather than in urban areas, has an effect on improving short-term memory, perhaps the relaxing environment makes it easier to retain information? Here at Country Lodge, we have delightful views across to the South Downs and our residents love to watch antics of the sheep and horses in the neighbouring fields.

4. A change in your routine.

Whether you are in your own home or living in a care homes in Worthing, you could end up repeating the same daily routine. While this is reassuring and comfortable, it is good for your mind and body to vary this sometimes especially in winter and during cold periods. By taking advantage of trips out you can retain your sense of independence and still enjoy exploring new things knowing that you can come back to the home and relax in comfort afterwards.

How our care home in Worthing promotes staying healthy in winter.

With its beautifully decorated rooms, ever-changing scenery and stunning surroundings, our care home in Worthing really is a wonderful place to live in all year round. Our large garden overlooks the South Downs and residents regularly take short walks around the lawn in fine weather or simply enjoy the view from the large double French windows.

We have a strong philosophy of care

Our residents’ health and care are our main priority, which is why all our staff have a high level of qualifications to provide the optimum care. We also have a nurse on duty 24 hours a day to support the residents wherever necessary.

We ensure that every resident’s rights and choices are respected, so you can remain independent for as long as possible.

Read more about our philosophy of care here.

Looking for care homes in Worthing? Book a viewing at Country Lodge

If you are looking for a care home in Worthing for yourself or for a relative or friend, we are always happy to arrange a viewing. You can call us on 01903 830600 (Option1) or send us an email at manager@countrylodgenursing.co.uk.

We look forward to welcoming you to Country Lodge.