Spring into Action
Spring has sprung, but have you? Get motivated and moving with easy to incorporate body movers.
A morning stretching routine raises the body's core temperature, loosening muscles and preparing them for activity. Getting your body moving, even slowly, warms the mind and releases mood enhancing endorphins.
Get your day off to a positive start with a quick an easy stretch routine like this one
Rediscover your neighborhood by taking a walk around the block. Maybe this is your “me” time, a time to talk with your family about their day, or walk the dog. Want to double the health benefits? Make your walk a "walk of gratitude" and spend your time in nature focusing on all of the things you are grateful for. This simple technique not only gives you a sense of wellbeing, but the positive effects of exercise will flood your brain with happy neurotransmitters and endorphins.
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Take a Hike
If you are looking for an outdoor activity that is a bit more challenging than walking, look for local areas that you can travel to, and enjoy a couple hours of trail walking or hiking. Consider making a day of it, and bringing a picnic lunch and other outdoor games. Games could include selections that encourage physical activity, such as throwing a Frisbee or bocce ball. You can even bring board and card games along. You can find an extensive list of hiking trails in Maryland, complete with reviews, completion times and more on everytrail