It’s time to put the shovels away. It’s time to check and see if you light-weight clothes still fit, and what clothes need to be replaced.
Finally, after a long, hard winter, it is time to get outside and get physical !
Whatever you are planning to do, be it running, walking, playing tennis, biking, gardening or home repairs you’ll need some fuel to keep you going!
Take the time to review some great snacks suggestions from the Centers for Disease Control, CDC:
- Fresh veggies like carrots and celery sticks
- Snack-sized boxes of raisins
- Low-fat yogurt
- Crackers — try graham crackers, animal crackers, or saltines
- Fig bars
- Fruit juice boxes (make sure you choose 100% pure fruit juice, or for an added boost, try orange juice with added calcium)
- Small packages of trail mix
- Fresh fruits such as bananas, oranges, grapes (try freezing your grapes for a new taste sensation!), and berries
No matter what type of physical activity you do, you should always be sure to drink plenty of water — before you start, during the activity, and after you’re done, even if you don’t feel thirsty.
What you are eating and drinking will be a great example for your children. When it is time for them to grab a snack, they will be less likely to want sugary drinks, candy and cookies as snacks following a physical activity.