Insights from The Orlando Senior Help Desk: Benefits of nature


August 18, 2023

Being outdoors is good for everyone. Nature may also help protect against the risk of developing certain neurodegenerative disorders.

In a study of millions of seniors who spent time in "green spaces" such as parks or yards, those who lived in an area "with more green space" had lower rates of hospitalization for Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and related dementias such as vascular dementia and Lewy body dementia."

Experts believe that being in nature reduces our stress. We have long known that when we're in nature, our bodies increase their production of certain feel-good hormones a...

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