Fresh Ideas for Spring Fun

Posted by Gym-Nest on May-5-2015

Happy Mother’s Day! In honor of upcoming Mother’s Day, we have complied a list of fun activities for you and your family to take advantage of this spring!

Outdoor recreation is enjoyable for the whole family. Outdoor recreation has psychological benefits, including the prevention or reduction of stress, improved self-esteem, confidence and creativity, spiritual growth and adventure.  So grab your family and get outside!

  1. Grow a vegetable garden: All you really need to get started is some decent soil and a few plants! Having your children assist you in the garden can increase the chance that they will eat more of the fruits and vegetables they have helped to grow. Visit http://www.gardeners.com/how-to/vegetable-gardening/5069.html to get started!
  2. Take an evening walk: Gather the family and the dog because research has shown that the benefits of walking and moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes a day can help your reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels, maintain body weight and enhance mental well-being.
  3. Check out local farmers markets: Not only will you be supporting local farm stands and business owners, but you will also be eating healthier produce! Check out http://www.lifb.com/BUYLOCAL/FindaFarmersMarket/tabid/69/Default.aspx for your nearest farmers market.
  4. Make a bird feeder: Over 1800 species of birds migrate each year! As the weather warms up and they fly back for the spring, welcome the birds home with some fresh food! Check out these adorable and easy ones from Good Housekeeping: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/craft-ideas/how-to/g678/bird-feeders/?
  5. Nature walks and hiking: The spring is the best time for this activity since the temperature is warm and not too hot. Hike through a 200-year old Sunken Forest in Fire Island’s ocean dunes or find a trail leading up to the highest point on Long Island at Jayne’s Hill.  Visit http://www.discoverlongisland.com/visitors/ThingsResult.aspx/minor/WEBHIKE to find a place that best suits your family.

For more information about Gym-Nest, please visit our website at http://www.gym-nest.com/ and for any questions please call us at 631-205-KIDS.

We wish you a Happy Mother’s Day and a Wonderful Spring!

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