Spring into spring!
In the cold months of winter it’s inevitable that we all lose motivation, and hibernate within the warmth of our homes. Energy levels drop, and the comfort brought by a blanket and bed seems like the best possible solution. However the lack of physical activity can be detrimental to our overall health. No need to fear, as we leap into spring our days grow longer and our weather becomes warmer. Spring is the time to bounce back and get out and about.
Embrace the warm spring months, and make the most of the fresh air! A great alternative for sitting indoors is to get active in these warmer months. Instead of being confined and contained within a gym why not try getting some exercise outdoors? Try going on a bike ride and see all the new flowers that have come into bloom. Or if you’re a team player, perhaps engage in some tennis with friends or backyard cricket.
Being physically active helps you by:
- Reducing the risk of Cardiovascular Disease
- Reduce your risk of Some Cancers
- Control your weight
- Improve mental health and mood
- Reducing the risk of Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Syndromes
- Improves strength of bone and muscle
Alternatively if you were looking for an activity that involves relaxing, but also makes the most of the spring weather, why not try a BBQ or picnic? Having social gathering with family or friends allows you to benefit from the social interaction. This is the perfect opportunity to have a catch up, and embrace the warm weather of spring.
If you’re opting for a lazy afternoon, perhaps reading a book in the backyard or playing a quick game of cards. Fresh air provides the body with some very important health benefits, which we often forget when we’re avoiding the cold months of winter.
Fresh Spring Air Benefits:
- Digestion is benefited from fresh air
- Your heart rate and blood pressure improves
- Cleans your lungs
- More energy and sharper mind
- Improves your immune system
- Benefits your mood
So what are you waiting for? Make the most of the warmer months today!