Ciudad Patricia Senior Resort is located in Spain’s Costa Blanca and enjoys over 300 days of sunshine a year. It is widely recognised as one of the healthiest places to live in Europe and has been referred to as the Florida of Europe. With our 4 outdoor pools, lush gardens and outdoor activities including mini-golf, you can enjoy all the health benefits this wonderfully sunny climate can bring: especially the benefits of an abundance of Vitamin D. Here are just 3 facts about Vitamin D and why it is so good for our bodies.
- When the sun’s rays land on our skin, the body synthesis (makes) Vitamin D. The skin produces it from our healthy cholesterol. All it takes is just 20 minutes a day of direct sunlight to synthesis enough Vitamin D for us to enjoy the benefits so you don’t have to spend hours and hours baking in the sun. In fact, just walking about with some skin exposed – think shorts and a t-shirt – is all it takes.
- Vitamin D allows calcium to be fixed to the bones. Thanks to vitamin D, researchers have observed amongst other things, a slowing down of bone loss linked to osteoporosis.
- Vitamin D helps fight respiratory infections. The “sunshine vitamin” is said to strengthen the immunity of the elderly and senior citizens. Several studies are currently underway to evaluate its effectiveness in the prevention and treatment of Covid.
These are just a few of the benefits of Vitamin D and what better place to enjoy the benefits than living in Ciudad Patricia. Imagine waking up under a cloudless sky, stepping outside to enjoy cool morning sun whilst taking in the stunning views (see images) across the valley to the mountains, all whilst receiving a healthy dose of Vitamin D. Then topping it up with a gentle stroll to one of our 4 outdoor pools, all whilst enjoying the added benefits of a morning swim.
We have several standard retirement apartments available in each of our original buildings. All have terraces where you can sit out and enjoy the sun. We believe staying healthy in your senior years is important – just living in one of our apartments set in our beautiful 100,000m2 park will bring you health benefits.
Please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail or telephone to arrange a visit. We look forward to hearing from you!