Thankfully, the long, snowy winter here in Connecticut is now well behind us! The piles of snow that accumulated in my neighborhood have been replaced with pretty, pink blooming trees. Even the geranium I nurtured all winter long is sporting beautiful new pink flowers! Such reawakening of life inspires me to take advantage of being active outside. When I think about the multitude of health benefits of physical activity, how can I resist? Benefits of being physically active include:
- Lowers blood pressure
- Reduces depression
- Aids in sleep
- Aids the digestion process
- Reduces stress
- Improves mood, strength, and balance
- Improves cognitive function
- Aids in weight loss
Before embarking on any kind of physical activity, be sure to check with your doctor. When you are set, think about inviting a spouse, friend, or family member to join you.
Spring is the perfect time to renew your mind, body, and spirit. I am looking forward to playing tennis, biking, and starting my vegetable garden. What are your plans?