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!