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3 Ways to Improve Your Health This Spring

By Virginia Laird

Many decide spring is the best time to begin enjoying the great outdoors. If you are looking for ideas to spend time outside while improving your health this spring, health and wellness professionals have put together a list to help get you going in the right direction. A few activities these professionals suggest include:

  • Take a hike to improve your health
  • Taking up golf can positively impact your health
  • Consider adding a jog to your workout

Take a Hike to Improve Your Health

Did you know that along with being a fun adventure, hiking can improve your health? Research suggests that hiking can help promote weight loss. Health and wellness experts suggest that spending time in fresh air can provide a boost to the immune system and time spent in the sun can help the body soak up Vitamin D. Exercise, such as hiking, has also been proven to be great to promote a healthy heart.

Taking Up Golf Can Positively Impact Your Health

I have never been great at golfing. My husband, on the other hand, is fantastic. I always gave him a hard time about spending hours at the golf course until I realized that golf is healthy. You read that right! Golf can improve overall health and wellness. For starters, this sport offers plenty of cardio. It can be a chore to get from one hole to the next, especially if you choose to play without a cart. Spending time on the course also allows the body to soak up some Vitamin D and get a boost to the immune system.

Consider Adding a Jog to Your Workout

Jogging has long been used as an exercise to improve overall health and wellness. It can help promote weight loss. Fitness gurus suggest it can help strengthen the heart as well. Research suggests that jogging as little as one mile each day can improve health. While many choose to begin marathon training this time of year, it is not a necessary to enjoy the many benefits of jogging. Research suggests those who jog have lower stress levels. Another benefit of jogging is the body’s ability to soak up some much-needed Vitamin D as well as get a boost to the immune system which comes from spending time in the fresh air.

With all these benefits available from spending time exercising and playing outdoors, there is little wonder as to why many choose to get outside this time of year. Don’t be stuck inside. Decide which activity you and your family may enjoy and start planning your family fun right away.

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

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