Spring is Here! Get Outdoors and Get Moving!

Spring is Here! Get Outdoors and Get Moving!

By Lia Threat

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Spring in New Orleans usually means a beautiful, albeit short, season before the heat kicks in around Jazz Fest. Consider taking advantage of the moderate temperatures by planning outdoor activities and family functions.

Add physical activity to your next gathering

Family and food are an essential part of New Orleans culture. You may want to try integrating physical activities into family picnics, so everyone has an opportunity to get involved. Something as simple as bringing a ball along can make for a few hours of fun while burning calories!

Think about which activities you enjoyed as a child

Many times, going back to some of those activities can really inspire you to exercise without feeling as if it is a burden. Examples are swimming, biking, enjoying a nature trail, gardening, spending time near the ocean, or even signing up for a spring marathon! For those interested in biking, the blue bikes around the city of New Orleans have been a big hit! Play tourist for a day and check out how to use them at bluebikesnola.com.

Be open to new forms of exercise

You may want to try kayaking for the first time or take tennis lessons. Whatever it may be, challenging your body and your muscles in a new way can add variety to your routine. You may even discover a new form of exercise that you truly enjoy! Just remember to stay hydrated and aim for morning and evening workouts to avoid the midday heat!

 

Lia Threat

Writer/Escritora

Wellness

Louisiana

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Publisher's Note

Ready for the outdoors!

Although we do not have very well defined seasons, the weather changes enough to create different vibes in and around the city.

The moderate Spring weather accompanied with sunny clear skies is inviting to get back to the outdoors and be more active. The backyard also gets more use in the form of the very Louisiana tradition of the crawfish boil, which we learn more about in our food section.

Short day-trips are perfect during Spring and the Northshore offers some amazing destinations for nature and food lovers. Just sitting down on the bank of the Tchefuncte River, looking at the boats pass by can be a relaxing change of pace and scenery.

In this edition, we visit the Northshore to explore some of the Latin restaurants in the area. We will be coming back to enjoy the different places and activities that the Northshore has to offer. St. Tammany hosts a vineyard, a safari, strawberry and blueberry patches, breweries, swamp tours, museums, kayaking, and tubing, among so many other interesting things. The Northshore is the perfect destination when you need a little getaway.

But for now, we prepare to get outdoors in New Orleans to enjoy the great music during French Quarter Fest and to see the national and international superstars coming to Jazzfest. See you out there!

AnaMaria