Springtime Fitness Resolutions
By Donna Stark
It’s no wonder that so many New Year’s resolutions start to falter after a month or two of making them. For so many people in this country, winter is still brewing and the mood during this time is one of resignation. We know that spring is around the corner, but it can be an awfully long walk to get there when the months are filled with overcast skies, freezing days, and the dreaded onslaught of slush, sleet, and more snow.
We should change the tradition of New Year’s resolutions and instead of making them on the first day of the year, we should make them on the first day of spring. Spring is the time when growth and change happen on a daily basis. It’s a time of awakening … and many of our resolutions are based on that foundation alone. We want change. We want to start waking up to a newer, better version of ourselves.
What Will Your Springtime Resolution Be?
The best time to make a fitness resolution is in the spring because the days are longer, sunnier, and warmer, and our moods are actually on the sunnier side as well. Here are some ideas to get you outside so that you can get back to being fit!
- Start gardening
- Join a coed sports league
- Take a hike or explore a new area
- Register for a mud run
- Go on a bike ride
- Play a round of golf
- Join a boot camp
- Go for a run
With spring, you have the opportunity to get out of the stale-air, stinky gyms that have harsh lighting, and embrace a refreshing natural environment. The discomforts of winter have passed, which makes exercising outdoors so much easier. Long gone are the days when you are jogging on the streets, getting splattered with dirty slush. And in addition to that, being outdoors has been shown to have a positive impact on a person’s mental health and social interactions as well. So you’re getting fit, you’re seeing friends, and you’re much happier while doing it all. Can it get any better than that?
Yes It Can … With Chiropractic Care!
If you aren’t already seeing a chiropractor regularly, you should consider making that one of your springtime resolutions as well. Chiropractic treatments are not just for pain relief. Once you start seeing your local chiropractor at the Joint Chiropractic regularly, you will start to notice improvements in other areas of your health … including those awful springtime allergies that most people suffer with. So you see, chiropractic care is the perfect addition to your springtime resolution list.
There are so many new changes all around us during spring which makes this an ideal time to make our resolutions. What will your new resolutions be, and aren’t you excited for some change?
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Lakewood, Colo.