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Spring Foods to Eat and Fitness to Enjoy

By Brandi Goodman 

The spring season is a time for new beginnings and starting over. Winter is done and everything is ready to flourish again. Birds are out and singing. Leaves are growing back on trees. Flowers are beginning to bloom. Now is a great time to enjoy some fresh foods and fitness outdoors.

Avocados

Avocados are usually available any time of year, but they're often best picked in the spring and summer. Avocados provide plenty of vitamins and healthy fats, boosting your spring nutrition. You'll have the energy you need to tackle your tasks with these in your diet.

Mangoes

Some versions of mango take until August to produce, but early spring is usually when rosigolds bloom. Start your spring and summer seasons right with mangoes on the menu. They boost immunity, aid digestion, and lower cholesterol due to the enzymes, vitamins, and fiber within them.

Green Onions

Green onions are also known as spring onions. You can plant them early and pick them before their bulbs have the chance to grow into full-size onions in the late summer or fall. This vegetable boasts lots of Vitamin C and Vitamin K. 

Biking

You don't have to wait for summer to start biking. In fact, the spring season is often more ideal because the weather isn't too hot. You can enjoy a ride around the neighborhood while wearing a sweatshirt or light jacket and feel perfectly satisfied. 

Walking

A brisk walk around the neighborhood is also ideal. You can really give your legs a good workout when you walk. Head to a nearby park with trails if you really want to see the beauty of nature around you. Many trees will still be without leaves in the early spring, so you'll be able to see through the woods more than you usually would in the summer. 

Hopscotch

Be a kid again and play games outside such as hopscotch. You can use chalk to create a numbered board. Start with one square that you have to jump into on one foot, and then make two squares for both feet. Alternate your pattern like this so you can switch up the way you're jumping. You'll burn lots of calories in the process. Jump rope is also ideal.

Spring into good health by adding the right foods and fitness options to your daily routine. There's plenty of fruits and vegetables that come into season in the spring or once summer nears. They can provide all the nutrition you need to feel energetic and ready to take on some exercises outdoors.

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

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