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Posted in Family and Friends, Healthy Living | April 2013

Spring into action!

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The arrival of spring has a wonderful way of invigorating the soul and breathing new life into winter-weary minds and bodies. It’s the perfect time to bust out of the house and take advantage of the warm, fresh spring air.

There are so many things to see and do outside once the snow has melted and the grass is starting to green up. Gather up the family, young and old, and step out into the reawakening world.

  • Take a nature hike. Visit a local conservation area or your favorite park and walk the trails. Take a camera or a notebook with you to record the different birds, animals and plants you see on your travels.
  • Fly a kite. A bit of wind and a dollar store kite is all you need for some intergenerational fun, because almost everyone loves to watch kites dive and soar on a clear spring day!
  • Celebrate Earth Day on April 22. Plant a tree or help clean up a park in your neighborhood. Check your city or town’s website to see what official Earth Day activities are happening your neck of the woods.
  • Plan your garden. One of the most rewarding outdoor activities you can do is plant a vegetable garden, and you’ll thank yourself for taking on the challenge when you’re eating fresh, homegrown produce in the summer and fall. Sit down and plan your garden, then get outside and start prepping the plot. If it’s safe to sow seeds in your zone (North America), plant away!
  • Go for a bike ride. Dust off the bikes, get air in the tires, and head out for the first ride of the season. Visit Mountain Equipment Co-op for advice on proper bike maintenance.
  • Start walking. Evening strolls are a great way to relax and reconnect with your spouse and family away from the distraction of televisions, computers and electronic gadgets. Make it a routine.
  • Hop, skip and jump. Remember the joy of hopscotch, handball and skipping? Introduce these old schoolyard favorites to your children or grandchildren. They’ll never know they’re getting exercise!
  • Barbecue. Fire up the grill and enjoy the first BBQ of the season. Even if it’s still a little chilly, it’s a great way to remind yourself of the warm weather that’s on its way. Visit The Food Network for some delicious and inspiring BBQ recipes.
  • Make friends with the animals. Visit a zoo, take the family to a farm (with a petting zoo), or give horseback riding a try! Seeing a giraffe or petting a llama for the very first time is the kind of experience you never forget, no matter how old you are.

Remember that each year Foresters offers tons of fun events that give our members a chance to relax and connect with each other and their loved ones without the hassle of planning or the burden of high costs. Sporting events, theme parks, zoos, circuses, museums—there’s an event for everyone, no matter what you’re interested in!

Visit MyForesters.com for more information about events in you area.

Happy spring!

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