It’s finally happening, Spring is here! The daffodils are out, the clocks have gone forward and the sun is shining! We know that it’s been a long ol’ winter, so here are some reasons to get outside right now and make the most of our favourite time of year.
Spring means longer days and longer nights, which means no more dark mornings or getting home from the office at night. What better excuse do you need to head to the woods, the coast or the moors for a post-work stomp or BBQ instead of going straight home and a night in front of the telly?
Spring is a time when everything comes back to life. Everywhere you look, the world is turning from grey to bright and vibrant colours – flowers are coming into bloom, trees and plants are getting taller, the grass is turning greener and everyone has ditched their winter jumpers for florals and brighter hues.
Stock up on Vitamin D
We live in a country that is lacking in that all important Vitamin D, and, as a result, the UK suffers from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) during the winter months. Soaking up those Spring rays will not only boost your tan, but your mood too. Sunny days = happier people, so get outside to put a smile on that face!
Boost your immune system
Winter usually means a steady stream of colds and bugs circulating your family and home, but getting outside and breathing some fresh Spring air can sort all of that out for you. The simple act of getting outside improves how your immune system works and helps our natural killer cells and anti-cancer proteins. It really is as simple as that!
Grow your own
Spring is the best time of year to get out in the garden and to give it some TLC. It is also when you can start sowing seeds for veggies, meaning that you can lower your supermarket costs, get some exercise and spend some time in the great outdoors!
Motivation to exercise
With Summer around the corner we’re all keen to get beach ready after the Winter binge. This time of year offers the perfect excuse to get outside and burn those calories – with the winter rain and dark days behind us, it’s much easier to find the motivation to pull on those walking boots or running shoes and do some serious good for our bodies!
So what are you waiting for?