3 Things to Try to Get More Active

By Virginia Laird

If you are looking for activities to get your family outside and active together, the options are endless. Health and wellness professionals recommend that spending time outdoors can improve the mental health of everyone. Research suggests there are many other benefits of getting outside. A few activities which can be fun to do as a family include:

  • Give yoga a try
  • Plan a camping excursion
  • Make getting outside a priority

Give Yoga a Try

Yoga is quite different from most every other exercise class. Increasingly there are more opportunities to do yoga outdoors. Many admit that yoga and the peace of being outside go well together. Rather than being fast-paced, it is slow and steady. This class uses a variety of stretches and poses geared toward toning and strengthening the muscles of the body. If you are one who prefers a relaxed lifestyle, yoga can offer you the opportunity to get active while maintaining your desire to keep life at a slower, more relaxed pace.

Plan a Camping Excursion

For those who are looking for an adventure to get more active, camping can provide just that. Along with having a blast, camping can prove to be a healthy activity for the whole family. While enjoying the small adventure which accompanies this activity, many will exercise, soak up some sun, and get a boost to the immune system by enjoying the fresh air. Another benefit of camping is that it can improve sleep. Research suggests that sleep can have a huge impact on overall health and wellness.

Make Getting Outside a Priority

If you are looking to get away from the sedentary life which came with winter, try getting outdoors more this spring. Getting outside can encourage exercise and adventure. There are a host of healthy activities which can be accomplished outside. Spending time with nature is proven to have positive effects on mental health. Taking care of your mental health is increasingly vital. With spring in full swing, now is the best time to get outside and spend time actively involved with those you love.

With these healthy benefits, it is easy to see why getting more active is a great way to improve your health. Make today the day you begin heading outdoors with your kids and soaking up the benefits of being actively engaged and outside!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Avondale, Ariz.

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