Now that warmer weather is finally here, it’s time to shake off any winter blues, brush the dust off of our bicycles and get outside! There are countless ways to stay active during the springtime, but all the new and sudden activity could be rough on our bodies. Here are a few ways to tips to keep you feeling happy and healthy this spring!
While we love being outside, it’s easy to forget to apply sunscreen – especially when it’s not summer yet. But it’s important to remember whenever you’re outside, so look into a water resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
A day’s worth of activities outside can leave your body feeling dehydrated. That’s why it is important to pack water and make sure that you have enough on hand so that no matter where you go or what you do on a beautiful sunny day – you’re well-hydrated.
If you haven’t taken a ride on your bike in a while – or haven’t taken out your other sports equipment, like kayaks, skateboards, and sporting equipment since the summertime – it’s important to do a bit of maintenance. Though this step might feel boring, making sure that everything is in working order can save you money in maintenance costs and help decrease the chance of accidents.
Like keeping hydrated, staying active in the spring time requires the right foods to fuel your active day. If you’re enjoying a weekend outside with your family or friends – pack a picnic and some snacks! Find the right foods to fuel your physical activity and enjoy the day!
What’s your favorite springtime activity? Let us know in the comments.