Springing Into a Great Season
By Donna Stark
Have you been enjoying the warmer weather lately by heading outdoors for your runs and spending the days soaking up the sun? If so, you are not alone and you may be happy to know that the first day of spring is right around the corner. And since that is in your near future, are you looking for some springtime-friendly activities to participate in? Well, look no further! Here are some ideas on how to use this time of year to your advantage!
Spring Clean Your Home
Did you know that dust and dander contribute to allergy and asthma symptoms? And that clutter and junk can increase your levels of stress and anxiety? Spring is the perfect time to clean and clear out your home so gather the troops and get busy! Clean your rooms from top to bottom, organize your closets and drawers, and disinfect all the common areas in your home.
Try New Recipes
Fruits and vegetables are in abundance at your local farmers market right now so why don't you try some new recipes that include a few of them? The goal is to fill at least half of your dinner plates with the items you choose.
Engage in New Workouts
You've already taken to the streets with your morning jogs, but don't forget to head outdoors in the evening too! And the best way to do so is to engage in new workouts. Sign up for a co-ed sports team, try your hand at kayaking, or join an outdoor fitness boot camp. You'll enjoy the weather so much, it won't even feel like you are exercising!
Challenge Your Brain
There is nothing better than spending your weekend afternoons outside in your backyard hammock or on a park bench next to the lake, but don't use all of your time scrolling through social media. Instead, grab your favorite book or pull out some crossword puzzles to complete. Just like your body, your brain needs to be challenged too!
Visit National Parks
Mother Nature definitely has a way of making us feel good, so start planning some trips to our country's national parks. You can hike, bike, and explore your way through some of the most beautiful sights you will ever see. But if you aren't ready for travel yet, don't worry! Just hit your local hotspots!
Spring Into a Great Season
Are you ready to take advantage of everything that springtime has to offer? With the suggestions above, it will be easy to come up with some great adventures that will improve the physical, emotional, and mental health of both you and your loved ones!
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