Let the Winter blues conclude and the Spring feelings begin! While there still may be a chill in the air, it is important to get outdoors. One way to do this is to start doing your workouts outside. It is also essential to continue taking your vitamins. Even though you can feel the sun on your skin, don’t let those relentless germs get the best of you.

Outdoor Workouts

Sprint or walk around your neighborhood. After warming up, sprint one block at almost full speed, then walk a block. Repeat for two to three miles to get a strong HIIT workout in. If you are more of a walker, try speed walking for a mile or two, if you want to challenge yourself, find an outdoor location with lots of hills.

Go on a hike. On those extra warm days, put on your hiking boots and get out in nature. There are so many trails in New England that have a variety of distances and challenges for all types of hikers, whether you are a beginner or pro athlete. A few hiking spots can be found at the Blue Hills Reservation in Milton, MA or Mount Major in Alton, NH.

Trying to keep it more low key? Do some yoga outside, whether it be in your own backyard or a ‘goat yoga’ class offered at many local farms. Yoga will increase your balance and promote proper breathing.

Spring Season Vitamins

There are many vitamins that are best to take as the Winter months are disappearing, the Spring allergies are encroaching, and the sun is starting to peak out again. 

Many people are Vitamin D deficient; it is important to take daily to keep your immune system strong and reduce your chances of getting sick. Vitamin D rids your body of bacteria and can also improve your allergy symptoms.

Magnesium is another vitamin that is beneficial. It promotes bone and cardiovascular health, which can help you to stay strong during your workouts. It is  found in many foods such as beans, some nuts, spinach, and soy milk. Magnesium also helps to open up the air passages in your lungs and is proven to lower your levels of histamine, which is a cause of many allergy symptoms, like runny noses and sneezing. Who wouldn’t want to breathe easier during allergy season? This is a hypoallergenic dietary supplement brand that delivers pure and premium ingredients by working with experienced healthcare professionals. 

Taking a probiotic can do wonders for your immune system. A probiotic capsule can prevent the growth of harmful bacteria in your gut. It also helps reduce certain pollen allergies. Another benefit of a probiotic is belly and weight loss, if you are hoping to get ‘beach body ready’ before summer. It will help you feel full faster, burn more calories and store less fat. 

Most importantly, Vitamin C. With many flus and viruses still in the air as it gets warmer out, we should not let our guard down. Vitamin C boosts your immune system, as many already know, and encourages the production of white blood cells. This helps your skin fend off all of the bad germs you may interact with on a daily basis.

If you are taking these supplements, you are in for a healthier and happy Spring season! Don’t let the cold keep you from staying fit and healthy, either. As the temperatures go up, don’t forget that you can get outside for your workouts!