As the seasons change again, you may notice a beckoning from the outdoors. After the long winter months, it is not uncommon to find yourself longing to be outdoors more.
One foolproof way to log your outdoor hours is to spend time in your yard. Devoted gardeners will be the first to tell you how good it feels to sink your hands into the soil and watch new growth sprout as a reward for your efforts. But did you know there is scientific evidence to support these claims? According to the National Library of Medicine, exposure to gardening is beneficial to both mental and physical health. A University of Florida study confirmed this with proof that gardening leads to lowered stress, anxiety and depression in healthy women. In addition to the benefits listed above, gardening is also cited to help with better memory, increased creativity, improvement of PTSD symptoms, limits the effects of dementia, and improved happiness and life satisfaction. Learn more about the impact of gardening on your mental health and how to get started in our latest blog.
Our work wouldn't be possible without the team that works tirelessly to ensure we honor donors' desire to leave a lasting legacy. In this series, we will introduce you to our team so you can get to know that passion that drives us. We are excited to introduce you to Mike Huston, Science Care's Vice President of Lab Operations. His work leading Science Care's seven facilities around the United States keeps our mission at the center of everything we do. Learn more about his contributions in our blog.
The aging of our loved ones is an undeniable reality, and with it comes the need to provide care as their abilities grow more limited. Around 40 million Americans serve as the primary caregiver to older adults and adults with disabilities - many of whom also balance employment and other responsibilities. While caregiving can be rewarding, it can also be incredibly challenging. Whether your loved one is aging in place within your home, or their own, we know the resources we've put together in this blog can be leveraged to support you in your caregiving role.
Cooking seasonally can feel intimidating, especially when you don't understand where to start. There are so many benefits to cooking seasonally, not the least of which are better nutritional quality, more affordable ingredients, and more delicious products. Cooking seasonally is a more natural approach to life and nutrition. Freshly picked fruits and vegetables have more available nutrients than those that have been stored for weeks or months. Not sure where to start? Read our blog!