Easy Ways to Stay Active This Spring

It’s officially springtime and we know you are ready to get outside and enjoy some sunnier days. Read below for some easy activities to add into your routine that will keep you feeling healthy and strong!

Gardening

It can seem like a relaxing activity, but it is also a great form of exercise. You can get a full body workout with the constant moving, pulling, twisting, and turning. Not only that, but planting healthy foods means you’ll have your own supply to choose from literally right outside your front door.

Ride Bikes

This is one of the easiest ways to explore and get outside. Even a simple ride through your neighborhood, or park can be all you need to increase your heart rate, enjoy some sunshine and also spend some quality time with family or friends!

Walk

Walking is one of the best activities for low impact, effective exercise. Take in all the scenery that springtime has to offer as you wander through some trails, parks, or a new neighborhood. Instead of driving to a coffee shop or local farmers market, trying walking!

Plan a picnic

Pack a healthy lunch, and try walking to the best picnic spot; doing all of this is putting you on the right track for mental and physical health, all in one day. A healthy picnic basket should be comprised of lean meats, whole grains, and an array of colorful fruits and vegetables. Remember to be safe in the sun, and to cover with sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat!

So, this spring you can be active and increase your heart rate, in a number of different, fun and new ways. So, use this season to be healthy and to get moving.  Always stay hydrated, and aim for at least 30 minutes of physical activity each day.

Need some more guidance or tips as you stay active this Spring? Stop in or call any of our clinics today! Also, follow along with any RET social media this month for more relevant tips!

 

RET Physical Therapy Group has been “Your neighborhood physical therapy clinic,” since it was founded in 1973. The company is made up of 24 locations in the Puget Sound area that are all locally owned and operated by a team of physical therapists focused on a single purpose: to provide consistent, quality patient care within neighborhoods and communities. For more information, visit www.retptgroup.com

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