Outdoor activities are perfect for seniors

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Senior-friendly outdoor activities offer opportunities to take in all that Mother Nature has to offer. Valley News/Courtesy photo
TEMECULA – The great outdoors beckons people of all ages. Fresh air can be hard to resist, and the benefits of spending time outdoors invite everyone, including seniors, to answer the call of nature.According to researchers with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, human beings benefit both physically and psychologically from spending time in nature. Such experiences can reduce stress and help lower heart rates, potentially decreasing individuals’ risk for cardiovascular disease. In addition, the Forest Service said that spending time outside in green spaces has been linked to a lower risk of depression.Seniors who are retired or empty nesters who are still in the workforce can make great use of their free time by venturing into the great outdoors. The followi
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