Spring Gardening and Its Great BenefitsFor many people, it always feels good to start a project from the ground up and watch it come to fruition after a certain period of time. As spring has sprung this year and mother nature has graced us with beautiful, warm weather, what is a better way to celebrate the season than getting started on spring gardening? As one of the top senior living communities in Decatur, we help our residents embrace gardening because we greatly value the benefits that it brings.
Doing The Right Thing Can Be LonelyHumans are social creatures. It’s in our nature to come together both physically and emotionally. But when staying apart becomes a matter of public health, it’s equally natural to feel isolated and lonely. Social connection is an important aspect of overall wellbeing. The longer the isolation, the higher the risk of developing depression or anxiety. Don’t let this scare you, though! There are many ways to combat this, and people have been finding new and creative ways to stay engaged and productive no matter the circumstances. Here are just a few great strategies for staying connected during quarantine. Note: If you're feeling a persistent sadness or anxiety that interferes with day-to-day life, consider talking to a therapist, which is also available online.
Better Your Health This YearIf you’re like a number of people around the world, you probably made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight or to prioritize your health more. That’s great! This inspired approach to taking care of your body is one of the best steps you can take. Through eating healthier foods and finding enjoyable ways to stay active, reaching better wellness is certainly feasible in 2020. If you’re in need of a nudge in the right direction, don’t worry! Our passionate senior living team is here to breakdown the essentials of well-being—food, fitness, and community—and how focusing on those areas can improve your overall quality of life.
Are You Colorful Enough?When it comes to getting the best nutrients, most of America is falling short. And, unfortunately “falling short” means higher obesity rates, risks to heart health and a climbing Type 2 Diabetes rate. But, instead of complex diets and expensive vitamins, what if eating better is as simple as, doing what Mom always said?
Farm To Table Means More Than Healthy Food
One of the best ideals that Holbrook Communities is known for is our love of great food and a wellness-based lifestyle. When food not only tastes good and is nutritious, we are more likely to choose wisely when faced with the decision of, “What’s for dinner?” That is why we see a lot of value in the farm to table concept as an excellent opportunity to marry the best in restaurant fare with a good plan for healthy eating.