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Go Outside! Why Time Outdoors Is Good For You

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Go Outside! Why Time Outdoors Is Good For You

Summer’s here, and the great outdoors is calling. Not only does it feel nice to get some fresh air, spending time outdoors is linked to improved health.

Soak it up

Getting a bit of sun (while wearing sunscreen, of course) is good for your body. Vitamin D is activated when the sun hits your skin. It’s crucial as we age to get enough Vitamin D, as it promotes the absorption of calcium and can help prevent osteoporosis.


Cold, gloomy winter days no doubt have an effect on your mood. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that coincides with the change in seasons. Sunlight and physical activity outdoors can elevate your mood.

Get moving

Make the most of the nice summer weather and get moving. Whether you take a walk around the block, do a couple of laps in the local community pool or even get dirty in the garden, physical activity is good for your mind and body.


Just as sunlight can make you happier, it can also help you de-stress. If possible, take a walk in a quiet park or even go for a hike. Getting away from your normal surroundings and daily activities can decrease stress and help you refocus.

Age well

Some studies have shown that spending time outside can help aging adults stay healthy longer. Time outdoors has been linked with a decrease in pain levels, inflammation, and sleep issues.

Grab your hat, sunglasses and a water bottle and head outside. Soak up the sun!

After Fifty Living™ was founded by Jo-Anne Lema, a genuine Boomer and member of the 50+ generation. As she likes to say, “Our enormous generation is charting new territory – we’re healthier, better educated, and more financially fit than any other generation at this time. And, as we march through history, 110 million strong – unique, new issues are developing. It’s exciting to be a part of the development and growth of AfterFiftyLiving.com. This is a historic solution for a historic generation.”

Jo-Anne spent many years in the financial and operations side of higher education after having received a doctorate in education management and administration from Harvard, and an MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. Launching out on her own, though, has been the fulfillment of a life dream. Jo-Anne believes that “AfterFiftyLiving™ will delight its visitors, catalyze its partners, and will significantly benefit those who engage it.”

Residing in New England along with her husband of 35+ years, she never ceases to brag about her two children and 4 grandkids!

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