As the seemingly endless gray winter days begin to retreat to the north and yield to the warming winds of spring, new life begins to emerge around us. From budding flowers to lengthening sunny days, the gift of being alive blooms as well. After undergoing a “semi-hibernation” phase during the winter months, it’s time to take a big stretch along with a deep breath and open the door to nature’s playground – the Great Outdoors!
Many people tend to use the weather or the fact that there are chores around the house as excuses to not go outside. But the reality is that the weather will always change and there will always be another chore around the house. So, unlock your door and step outside to see what is waiting. Mother Nature offers you an inexpensive gym and an abundance of tools to use for improving your fitness level.
By now, you probably have the same workout routine that you made for your New Year’s resolution, and it may have become a bit monotonous. Or, you may have had good intentions for getting a workout routine started this year but only found excuses instead. Give yourself a boost by breaking free from either the boredom or lack of motivation by stepping outside and discovering how good it feels to be a kid again.
Some of the most fun, not to mention the best, workouts are derived from playing. Remember how good it feels to run, jump, swing from monkey bars, bike, swim, play tag, skip rope, or play dodge ball? Outdoor activities are endless, and your workout will transform before your eyes into one that’s exciting and fun.
If you have children and join in their outdoor fun, you’ll soon be one of the coolest parents on the block. And everyone benefits. You and your kids will have fun while burning tons of calories and building muscle. This also allows for quality family time and memories to last a lifetime. So, make a plan to get outside, enjoy nature, and play today. Watch this video and see for yourself just how much fun it really is to be a kid again or at least play like one!