Winter Was Rough
Unless you are one of the lucky few snow bird types who spend your winters in the south you know how long, cold, and snowy this past winter was. It seems like it was only a month ago and we were having blizzards! Oh yea that’s because we were having blizzards in May! Here we are today and the forecast is calling for 90 degree temps. That’s South Dakota weather for ya!
The one nice thing about those long winters, at least this is what I kept telling myself as I drove through feet of snow every day at work, was that it will all be worth it this summer because we may have the worst winters but our summers are gloriously beautiful! With four rambunctious little boys in the house believe me, it was a looooong winter. We waited for the days when the temps rose above arctic levels so we could bundle them up and send them outside to play in the snow. Now it’s finally summer and if they even show the slightest signs of boredom or attitude all we have to say is “Get Outside and Play” and miraculously their attitudes are usually different after some time outside.
We Were Made to Be Outside!
There is something magical and even spiritual about spending time outside. Scientific studies have even been done on the effects of spending time in nature on a persons psychological well being. It’s almost like we were made to be outside. Go figure eh? Even top corporations have learned about the healing nature of nature… and built outdoor workspaces for their employees to recharge, focus, and increase productivity. If you don’t believe me just give it a try if you haven’t already. We all live busy lives but it’s important to spend that time to unwind.
Just Get Outside and Play~
As a fitness expert, I know some of the best forms of exercise are those that are fun and don’t feel like exercise. So find something you enjoy like hiking, biking, bird watching, fishing, maybe even something crazier like rock climbing or hang gliding! I don’t care what you do, as long as you set some time aside and Get Outside and PLAY!