3 Tips to Become More Active This Spring
By Virginia Laird
Unlike winter, spring does not keep the family trapped indoors to find ways to stay occupied. Spring offers warm enough weather to get outdoors and enjoy some fresh air and sunshine. Having been in the habit of staying indoors can prove it to be difficult to find the drive to get moving. Health and wellness professionals advise that the sooner you get active, the healthier you will become. A few activities to consider this spring include:
- Hop on your bicycle and hit the trail
- Get outside more often
- Turn off the television
Hop on Your Bicycle and Hit the Trail
Cycling can help improve the health and wellness of the entire family. While biking, there is plenty of time to enjoy nature which can reduce stress. Lowering stress levels can help improve heart health. Another benefit of biking is the opportunity it gives to strengthen the cardio system. These benefits are vital for each member of the family no matter the age. It may be time to start planning your cycling trip right away.
Get Outside More Often
Did you know that spending time outside can improve your health? While it may not be as life-changing as committing to exercise, it does have many benefits to offer. Getting outside can allow the body to soak up Vitamin D. Spending time in the fresh air offers a boost to the immune system. Getting outdoors can help reduce stress levels. As you can see, there are plenty of ways spending time outside can improve your overall health.
Turn Off the Television
Although you may have a DVR full of your favorite shows, it is important to turn off the television and spend time doing other things. Too much time on the couch can lead to weight gain, which can impact health. Those who struggle with weight may also struggle with diabetes, heart disease, and a host of other issues. Research suggests that limiting time in front of the television can help promote an active lifestyle.
Now is the time to begin your active lifestyle, which can lead to many improvements in your health as well as the health of your family. Start getting outdoors while the weather is nice enough to love it and before the brutal heat of the summer has you back on the couch.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Winston-Salem, N.C.