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Best Practices to Enjoy the Season with Spring Wellness Tips

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As the weather improves, being outside becomes a refreshing experience. Here are some ways to maximize the opportunity.

By Eboni GeeĀ 

 

Spring signals a time to enjoy longer days outdoors, soaking up the sun’s rays, and building upon the wellness habits and intentions you’ve set. A growing trend suggests we need to rest, have fun, and take care of our bodies. What better way to accomplish this than by being active outdoors?

Let’s explore some spring wellness benefits:

  • Daily steps: The American Heart Association suggests that even minor increases in your step count can enhance your lifespan. And the more you move, the more you’ll want to move.
  • Stress management: Opt for an afternoon walk instead of reaching for a sweet treat or snack. Start with a 5-minute walk and gradually increase as you get more comfortable.
  • Physical activity: Daily moderate to intense activities such as weight lifting, yoga, or running are beneficial for your mind and body.
  • Boosts mood: Being active outdoors increases serotonin levels, boosting your mood and inspiring creativity.
  • Better sleep: An active day helps manage stress better, allowing you to cope in a healthier way, which in turn improves your sleep quality.
  • Improved focus: Leaving screens behind and stepping outdoors clears mental fog and restores clarity.
  • Vitamin D: Necessary for calcium absorption, Vitamin D also helps uplift your mood and decrease inflammation.

With that in mind, here are some activities that you could consider incorporating into your wellness practices to add a fun twist.

Make your Spring Wellness Routine More Enjoyable:

  • Walking, a simple but effective exercise that can be done anywhere.
  • Running, a high-intensity activity that can help improve cardiovascular health.
  • Hiking, an adventurous activity that allows you to explore nature while getting a great workout.
  • Visiting a botanical garden, a peaceful activity that allows you to appreciate the beauty of nature.
  • Exploring farmers markets, a fun way to source local and organic produce while supporting local businesses.
  • Swimming, a refreshing activity that provides a full-body workout.
  • Camping, a wonderful way to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of daily life and reconnect with nature.
  • Paddle boarding, a fun water sport that tests your balance and core strength.
  • Canoeing, a relaxing water activity that allows you to explore lakes or rivers.
  • Attending festivals, a lively way to engage with your community and enjoy music, food, and culture.
  • Zip lining, an exciting activity that offers an adrenaline rush and a unique perspective of your surroundings.

The list could be endless. Choose activities that you enjoy, either alone or with friends. The goal is to get out, get moving, and enjoy life. The choices you make now will impact the quality of life you lead five, ten and twenty years in the future. So, invest in yourself today!

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