After one of the roughest winters the U.S. has seen in a long time, Spring is here!
The excitement of warmer weather and pretty flowers blooming can trigger the brain to secrete endorphins, which are chemicals that give you a sense of well-being. The sun is out, providing us with Vitamin D, which increases blood flow, boosts our immune system, and prevents osteoporosis.
Spring Fever gives us a sudden increase in energy resulting in us being more active!
Tips for exercising outside:
- Aim to exercise 20-40 minutes outside most days of the week.
- Go out in early morning or late evening. Avoid direct sun and heat.
- Go out in early morning to avoid the pollen.
- Drink lots of water.
- Resume exercise gradually to avoid injury.
- Wear protective clothing and sunblock.
Did you know? 36% of Americans admit that they get no physical activity in the Winter.
2/3 admit they don’t eat enough fruit and ¾ admit they don’t eat enough vegetables.
Allergies account for 17 million office visits. Exercise soothes seasonal allergies by easing congestion.
Don’t forget that gardening for 30-45 minutes counts as a daily dose of moderate physical activity and results in fresh produce. Take advantage of fresh food! Healthy and natural snacks keep your energy up in a delicious way.
May your days be brighter, and smile be contagious!
“All the flowers of all the tomorrows are the seeds of today.”