Feel Healthy This Spring:
With spring upon us, why not spring forward into a healthier you? Warmer weather plus additional daylight hours plus the growth of new vegetation equals revitalization from those long winter months. Springtime can signify a new beginning for our happiness and health! So rejuvenate and feel healthy this spring by exercising, meditating and eating healthy!
By pushing a lawn mower, pulling pesky weeds, or planting seeds, gardening increases activity and beautifies your outdoor area. With the ability to burn up to 350 calories per hour, gardening gets you healthy while giving you an excellent excuse to enjoy the outdoors.
Whether you want to brush up on your freestyle stroke or take a water aerobics class, swimming screams refreshing springtime activity! Not only will it get you excited for those upcoming summer months but one hour of swimming can burn up to 600 calories. Whenever possible, always opt for saltwater swimming…the ocean or a saltwater pool (non-chlorinated).
Tired of the gym? Springtime gives you the perfect excuse to move outdoors! What better way to feel like a healthier you than by running, walking, hiking or biking? With every step or pedal, your body will feel rejuvenated by that much needed sunshine. Need a little inspiration – start off with some springtime tunes such as Sheryl Crow’s “Soak Up the Sun” or purchase some stylish workout apparel. Nike’s line “Nike Sphere: Warmth Without Weight” is great for layering and essential for the springtime season.
Spring provides a wonderful opportunity to clear our home of clutter. But why stop there? Why not clear our mind through meditation? By meditating, we can reduce stress and strengthen the connection between our body and mind.
With springtime providing the perfect backdrop for reflection, outdoor meditation can give us the simplicity, comfort and tranquility that we desire. All we need is about 10 minutes a day of meditation. Whether you are walking or sitting, give yourself a few minutes to let go, breath, and live in the moment.
Springtime Healthy Eating:
Springtime screams eating healthy by taking advantage of the abundance of seasonal vegetables! Think Green! Asparagus, broccoli, spinach, and green beans can help you feel energized, slimmer, and of course, healthier. Take advantage of your local farmer’s market for the freshest vegetable and fruits. Need help with recipes? Look no further than the Internet. Seasonal dishes, for any culinary ability, can be found on the web!
What meal would be complete without the perfect springtime drink? Fruity and flowery teas awaken the senses. Great springtime teas are peach, strawberry and blueberry. Anne’s Kombucha is a great local company that makes fresh springtime teas, such as ginger, cranberry lime, pineapple, watermelon ginger, blue green algae or just plan original.
Springtime is a chance for growth, new beginnings and a healthier us. Spring forward into a healthier you through exercise, meditating and eating right! Feel healthy this spring!