Making the most of longer days as spring arrives

With the passing of the Spring Equinox (March 20-21) the season of life and vitality is set to begin and this makes it the perfect time for fitness fanatics to make the most of the longer days. Having survived another drab and dreary winter, Brits are in need of some light relief and making the most of the warmer weather and brighter days is essential.

Cut down on the amount of time you spend stuck indoors and enjoy spring

Enjoying the fresh air

The first thing which you should do as spring arrives is get outside and enjoy the fresh air. Not only is this considered good for your physical health but it can also make you more relaxed as well, benefiting your mental state.

Whether you are struggling under heavy work pressures or finding the strains of everyday life too much to handle, getting yourself outside for a run or walk around your local area is a good way to circulate oxygen around your body and keep yourself feeling fresh and healthy.

For those a little more adventurous, undertaking more arduous sports and activities is a great way to embrace the changing seasons. As spring is often considered the season of life and vitality there is no better way to welcome it than through physical exertion.

Join local clubs or teams or get together with friends on a regular basis to practice your chosen sport. Whether it is tennis, football or basketball, make sure you put all of your effort in to make the spring season as active as possible. This is a great way to prepare yourself for the summer, ensuring that you get as much enjoyment from the water climate as possible.

Making the most of your days

Of course, to undertake all of these activities you need time and even with the days getting longer this is not always easy. The average person spends the majority of their life at work or doing menial tasks such as food shopping.

This makes getting the most out of your day essential and there are plenty of ways in which you can cut down on the amount of time you spend stuck indoors. Online grocery shopping, for example, can reduce the amount of time which you spend crowded in supermarket aisles. Everything from the weekly shop to simple fruit deliveries can be made using these services – giving you a vast selection of choice over your shopping habits.

According to a report in The Daily Mail back in 2006, the average food shop at a supermarket can take longer than one hour to complete each time. With the average household making eighty-four of these trips over the course of their lives, the average amount of time spent food shopping the traditional way can amount to almost ninety-five hours.

For those undertaking online food shopping, this time can be drastically reduced. Filling a virtual shopping cart is much easier than the traditional shopping method and there are no long queues to contend with once you reach the checkout. Some deliveries can even be made first thing in the morning, allowing you to get all the goods you need whilst leaving you with plenty of time to enjoy the start of the spring season.

Neil blogs about health and lifestyle, on everything from fitness tips to doing online grocery shopping.  When he’s not online he enjoys cycling, keeping fit and visiting the local cinema to indulge in his passion for film.

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