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Masterpiece Focus for June: Your Physical Health

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As a key pillar of Envisage’s Masterpiece program, physical health is critical to overall well-being. This summer is the ideal time to embrace the warm weather with opportunities for greater physical fitness and a nutritious diet. We encourage you to enhance your personal wellness and take your baseline of physical health a step further by setting goals based on what’s important to you and tracking your progress.

Physical activity increases mental sharpness, improves healing, and delays or prevents disease. It can keep your learning and judgment skills sharp as you age. Physical activity can also help you sleep better, while reducing your risk of depression and anxiety, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

As a bonus, June is Great Outdoors Month – a stellar reason to explore the natural wonders surrounding you! So, what are you waiting for? Journey outside to your nearest local park or favorite green space and explore the scenery as you soak up some mood-lifting sunshine. Your physical health will thank you for it.

June is also National Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Month – a great reminder to eat delicious, vitamin-packed fruits and vegetables that can help keep your body in shape while helping maintain your physical health.

According to researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, “A diet rich in vegetables and fruits can lower blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke, prevent some types of cancer, lower risk of eye and digestive problems, and have a positive effect upon blood sugar, which can help keep appetite in check.”

So, the next time you seek a mid-afternoon snack, reach for a crisp apple or some fresh celery sticks. Ensuring that you get an adequate amount of fruits and vegetables in your diet on a daily basis can help you maintain optimal physical health.

Envisage is a lifestyle and wellness leader designed to support the well-being of older adults. By offering Masterpiece (formerly known as Masterpiece Living) as a membership benefit, Envisage nurtures the growth and vitality of older adults. Masterpiece’s data and analysis prove that a high level of life satisfaction, overall health and functionality is possible for all – no matter what stage of life they are in. Masterpiece offers well-rounded programming in the following pillars: Physical, Social, Intellectual, and Peace & Fulfillment. With these pillars, the program aims to foster small lifestyle choices that have a substantial impact on wellness.

Look for future blog posts where we explore each Masterpiece pillar in-depth with more ideas on healthy living.