5 Healthy Ways to Enjoy Springtime!

1. Plan a picnic. Fill your picnic basket with lean meats, whole grains, and colorful fruits and vegetables that are bountiful in spring. You can make healthier versions of traditional picnic fare like potato salad simply by using low-fat dressings or low-fat yogurt in place of mayonnaise. Head for a park, beach, or ball field to enjoy lunch in the sun — just be sure to wear sunscreen.

2. Plant a garden. Gardening can be good exercise: Planting, hoeing, and weeding all require bending and stretching, Ramer says. Gardening also has other rewards — the freshest, tastiest foods. Vine-ripened tomatoes are a classic garden staple, and research has shown that the lycopene in tomatoes may boost immunity and prevent diseases, as well as reduce the risk of prostate cancer. If you plan your garden well, you can enjoy a healthy harvest into the fall, and a healthier body, too.

3. Take a trip to the zoo. Zoos are a great place to visit during the spring, when animals give birth to adorable new offspring. Walking around the zoo is also a good way to get moderate exercise.

4. Get game. Get the family together for some kids’ games at the park. Fun family choices include badminton, Frisbee, volleyball, soccer, tag, softball, and basketball. Afterward, you can celebrate your game with a healthy treat, such as low-fat frozen yogurt or low-fat ice cream.

5. Savor a seasonal meal. Fruits and vegetables are at peak quality when they’re in season. Treat your family to a meal with the freshest produce from the local farmer’s market or grocery store. A healthy springtime meal can include a salad with seasonal lettuces and greens; grilled chicken, fish, or lean meats; seasonal vegetables like peas and asparagus; and fresh strawberries for dessert.

These tips came from the below website, please visit to see more!

 http://www.everydayhealth.com/health-report/spring-nutrition-and-fitness/healthy-ways-to-enjoy-springtime.aspx

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