Spring has sprung people, and there’s no time like the present to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us.
Budding flowers, chirping birds, tree lines slowly shifting from a dreary brown to a hopeful light green… Springtime is arguably one of the best seasons – surely the most inspiring season – to be active and explore the great outdoors.
And while January 1st likes to take all the credit for those resolutions, the best time to turn over a new leaf may just be Spring…. April 1st, April 15th, May 1st… the choice is yours.
With lengthening days full of sunlight, why not have one of those goal be health and fitness related?
While you may not be looking to lose weight directly, we are all in a position to maximize the quality of our days – and getting out doors in the sunshine regularly can help us do just that.
Now you may want to set a far off large goal in the distant future (such as a significant race or hike) as a strong motivator… but regardless, let’s set mini goals – such as the examples below – to build up that motivation, and your daily wellbeing, this season. Your weekly positive action goals may look something like this:
Hike 1-3 X week (a specific distance or time eg. 5 km or for 1 hr total)
Bike 1-3 X week (a specific distance or time eg. 1 km or for 30 mins)
Roller blade 1-2 X week (a specific distance or time eg. 1 km or for 30 mins)
Golf without a cart 1 X week (2-3 hours)
Yoga 2-3 X week (20-30 mins)
Stretching 6-7 X week (10-15 mins)
Walk after work 3-5 X week (eg. 20-30 mins)
Achieve over 8k steps M-F and over 10k Sat & Sun
Whether spending time with your friends or family – or going it solo – the spring offers a great chance for us to stay busy outdoors, and keep up with our health and fitness goals.
Not to mention, the major positive impact taking it outdoor has on our mental health, sleep, and stress levels. The benefits are just too far reaching not to explore.