The spring season is here and it's good news for both parents and kids because the sun creates warmer temperatures to give us more opportunities for family-friendly outdoor play. There are literally hundreds of things you can do to keep yourself and your family busy, but narrowing down your options allows for a realistic plan to keeping the family occupied and active. We believe everything you do this spring should be thought out with healthy activities in mind. Here is a list of five things to create healthy activity during the spring season.
When you start to see those first hints of spring, take a fun stroll to enjoy the beautiful spring morning or evening. A nice long morning walk is a healthy way to start a spring day and to enjoy the weather before going to work. Walking increases your metabolism and energy for the rest of your day. You may even start running with a group to shed some of that winter weight. However, if you are just starting to exercise this spring after a winter of inactivity, start by walking, and you will enjoy it.
Dust off your bike during spring and take a fun ride through your neighborhood. The trip will relax your mind and strengthen your body. Ride the bike to the grocery store if you just need a few things or if you work in an office all day consider riding your bike to work. Spring riding can inspire a great feeling. Group cycling with the kids can also be fun and biking is a healthy way to challenge yourself to push beyond your personal exercise limits.
3. Spring cleaning
Get some spring cleaning in to freshen up the house that has been closed down for the winter. Clean the house to air it out, toss out old junk and get rid of some of those icky things that affect your allergies; these are all great ways to exercise and begin organizing your home. Clean out the fridge to get rid of those foods which aren’t good for your health. Make a decision if things are to go or stay and give them to Goodwill or some other charity. Be sure to take care of your own house as well and go for a medical check-up to make sure all is going well.
Spring gardening is lots of fun and is considered exercise. Planting a vegetable garden is productive, healthy and is great exercise. Planting a garden requires a sunny spot in your front or backyard, a few seeds or seedlings and some good gumption. You can also seek advice from the local nursery or home improvement store where you buy these items. You don't have to have a green thumb with the right advice from your local nursery. Spring gardening allows you to exercise as you grow beautiful and healthy plants while having a great time.
5. Outdoor fun and play
The outdoors is always a great way to spend your time during the spring season. The weather is perfect for outdoor activity; not too hot and not too cold. The days are longer, giving you more time outside to absorb some good natural vitamin D for healthy bones. Introduce your kids to the classic activities like hopscotch, flashlight tag, hula hoops and Red Rover. Don’t be surprised if you work up a bit of a healthy sweat with all the running around you’re doing. Alternative outdoor activities can include a visit to the Zoo where you get lots of walking in or go to the park and enjoy being outside. Whatever your decision get the family out to enjoy the Spring season.
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