Now that spring is finally here, it’s time to get back into your regular workouts. Many people take a break from working out, or slow down their workouts, during the winter. However, now the hibernation has ended and it’s time to get back out there! That said, you don’t need to do the exact same workout that you did last year. Spring is a time for renewal and rebirth, so why not try something new this spring?
One of the best parts of the spring is that the weather is improved. This means that you can exercise outdoors again.
There are a number of advantages to exercising outdoors. One of the biggest ones is that it’s more interesting. Face it, if you do the same workout in the same setting every single day, it’s easy to get bored. That’s why switching things up is helpful. Now that the weather is more favourable, why not exercise outdoors? Just remember to dress for the weather (including proper footwear) and to stay hydrated!
Speaking of nicer weather, the spring is also a great time to ditch the car whenever you can. Instead of taking the car, bus, or subway, try to walk or bike whenever it’s possible. Not only will these activities get you up and active, but you’ll likely enjoy a walk or a bike ride much more than you would enjoy sitting in traffic.
The spring is also a great time to start a new sport. Playing sports, either with friends or as part of a league, is a great way to stay in shape. You’ll be having so much fun that you won’t even realize you’re exercising! Plus, if you’re playing a sport with friends, it’s a great way to socialize and stay motivated.
Being physically active with your friends and family is an excellent idea. Instead of meeting friends or drinks or dinner, why not meet up for a walk in the park instead? You’ll still be able to talk and enjoy each other’s company, but walking is much better for your health than sitting and eating.
The spring is also an ideal time to take an evening walk with the family. Now that there’s more light in the evenings, why not start taking a post-dinner walk together? It’s a great way to get some family time and to stress the importance of physical activity to your children.