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4 Ways to Put a Spring in Your Step

4 Ways to Put a Spring in Your Step

4 Ways to Put a Spring in Your Step

The Easter weekend is the perfect time to reflect and recharge yourself, especially if the sun comes out for that all important vitamin D. If you’d like some healthy ideas to boost your wellbeing over the long weekend, keep on scrolling!

Recharge in nature

With so much of our time often spent looking at screens, recharging in nature this Easter weekend is an amazing way to improve mental health, reduce stress, and get those daily steps in.

Whether you fancy walking to a local coffee shop in a wildlife-rich environment or taking a trip to the seaside for that all important fresh air, it’s definitely a great opportunity to get moving during the long Bank Holiday weekend. Click here to view all of the further benefits that regular walking has to offer as confirmed by the NHS.

Practice mindfulness

With busy schedules during the usual working week, it can be difficult to fit in moments of reflection. This Easter, why not take some time to practice some mindfulness by practicing yoga or meditation.

Yoga and meditation both have incredible benefits, including…

  • Reducing stress
  • Improving posture
  • Boosting heart health
  • Increasing muscle tone
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Promoting mental calmness

Setting the scene for these activities is also a great way to help you relax. Try picking some calming music, lighting a candle, and dimming the lights for the ultimate zen experience. For further information on how to practice mindfulness, there is a full breakdown on the NHS website here.

Healthy Easter themed recipes

The Easter weekend is the perfect chance to make some healthy recipes with a fun twist. We’d recommend a carrot, pineapple and banana themed smoothie for a sweet treat, or Easter themed boiled eggs as seen on BBC Good Food for a savoury snack.

Alternatively, why not go for a family Easter picnic to get some fresh air and healthy meals like a spring celebration salad, also seen on BBC Good Food.

Free online Easter themed dance routines

If you’re looking for a different way to get moving this Easter, why not try some free themed dance workouts on YouTube for a fun way to boost your endorphins in the comfort of your own home. There are plenty of options for simple or more advanced routines, so if you have children, they can get involved too!

So, why not give some of these ideas a go this Easter Monday, and be sure to share what you get up to with our amazing community via the Best You app!