Spring is officially here, even if the weather may not always cooperate. With the arrival of spring, thoughts turn to heading outside and taking in the fresh air. And, it turns out, there is new research to support the health benefits of outdoor activities for seniors. According to new analysis by the Harvard School of Public Health, time spent in “green” environments is linked to longer lives in women. A 2016 study found that women who live among higher levels of green vegetation have lower rates of mortality, including lower rates of cancer, respiratory illness and kidney disease. Why is this so? Researchers suspect this is due to multiple factors, including greater physical activity, less pollution exposure and increased social engagement. To read more about this research, lace up those walking shoes and Read Here. And to find out why the US needs to do better in creating parks for seniors, Read Here.