Now that spring is here, the days are getting warmer and longer.  After months of a long, icy winter, it’s time to get out and enjoy the fresh air! Need some ideas to get you rolling into a healthy spring?! Check out the ideas below.

Spend time with Nature:

You have been cooped up all winter and it’s about time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine; maybe even get some much needed Vitamin D! Take a walk on the bike path, have a picnic, spend time at the lake, hang out at the park, play outside with your children, start planting your garden or landscaping the yard! Maybe use this time to disconnect from the social media world and listen to the birds. Whatever you decide to do, make it a point to enjoy some time with nature!

Exercise:

Are you tired of the treadmill, bike, or elliptical? Take your exercise outdoors! Take a walk, go on a jog, plan a long bike ride, or even take an outdoor boot camp or yoga class. There is something about exercising outdoors that just makes a workout more fun.

Spring Cleaning:

Feeling cluttered? Do you think your house needs aired out or deep cleaned to get all the winter germs out? Sometimes doing a little spring cleaning, deep cleaning, or de-cluttering can free your mind and also make your house feel a lot more relaxed and fresh Try your hand at a garage sale. You get to de-clutter and make some money!

Wake Up Early:

The early hours of the morning are the most peaceful. If you’re not an early bird, try your hand at getting up earlier than you usually do just one time per week. Often times, after a cup of coffee, your motivation levels are high and you feel at ease because you got to enjoy the quiet hours of the morning before all the hustle and bustle of the rest of the world.

Lighten Your Food:

It’s time to put away the heavy foods, like warm soups and Christmas cookies, and pull out some lighter options! Spring is a perfect time for this!  Think fresh salads, grilled vegetables and steaks, and bowls of fresh fruit!

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