Spring has sprung! Having spring activities at the ready are good both physically and mentally! Spring activities that keep you moving:
- keeps your blood flowing throughout your body so you can function at your best
- burns calories and helps you lose weight
- it builds muscle and gives you strength
- increases your flexibility through stretching
- gets the happy hormones flowing and boosts your mood
- a change of scenery from the regular gives you a new positive perspective
5 Spring Activities
Getting your yard cleaned up from the leftovers of winter will give it a freshened-up look. Give new growth a chance to emerge. It also does wonders to get out in the sun or even out of doors for a change of scenery! You also feel a great sense of accomplishment for all your hard work. Even the idea of having something else to focus on can get you away from anything that might be troubling you at the moment. These “breaks” are needed to rejuvenate ourselves.
Planting Flowers and Food Gardens
Planting flowers, shrubs, or trees change your landscape through color and character. You can have many months of enjoyment from the fruits of your labor in the spring. The kaleidoscope of color you create. Watching plants grow also gives a source of satisfaction. You see what you’ve created over time–sometimes from seed! You also give yourself a form of exercise and relaxation all in one. Physical activity and as with general yard work, a chance to concentrate on other things and give your mind a rest from your day-to-day.
Do Fun Activities With Kids
Signs of spring are around when you see kids skipping rope, blowing bubbles, or flying a kite. Get involved with their activities. They are fun outdoor activities which gives fresh air, and all while playing games. Be a kid again. Play with the young ones!
Pick Fruit At A Produce Farm
Enjoy the sunshine and outdoors and enjoy the “fruits” of your labors! “Pick your own” is a great form of exercise and movement. You have the satisfaction of having picked and harvested your own. It will be more cost-effective in the end and you have many uses that come from what you pick. Freezing, canning and just eating fresh. It brings you back to nature which is such a stress reliever in itself.
Go Bike Riding
Ride your bike, in the neighborhood, on trails, or even in a bike ride for a worthy cause. You get the benefits of good cardiovascular exercise, fresh air and you can do it with friends or get the family involved. Ride in the neighborhood with your little ones. Teach them bike riding. Even if it’s just on training wheels!
Boost Your Weight Loss
One thing that spring activities can have in your favor is that they are fun and don’t feel like exercise. You get a good workout, reduce stress levels, get better sleep at night, focus better on your daily everyday tasks and you can lose weight. A change of scenery from your ordinary schedule can also give your body a boost it might need when it comes to weight loss. If exercise isn’t really your cup of tea, these activities might just fit the bill! For more ideas, read my article, “Adding Exercise For Weight Loss (When It’s Just Not Your Thing)”
Add spring activities to your regime and improve your physical and mental wellbeing in the process. You just might discover a new “spring in your step!”
After years of weight issues, I have finally found the formula of combining healthy food choices, regular exercise and positive behavior change to lose weight for good. Coupled with, exploring self-development, being productive and living simply, I am now maintaining a healthy lifestyle and in a good place. I enjoy writing articles to help my readers to become the best they can be!