Get Out and Enjoy the Bounty of Summer

Longer days, warm weather, fresh air and things starting to return to normal… Are you taking advantage of summertime?


Summer is our chance to relax and enjoy outdoor activities like biking, hiking, camping, swimming, barbecues, etc. While many festivals and events are still on hold, there are so many things to do right here in Windsor - Essex.


Here are some ways to take advantage of the summertime.


Get out and be active


Why be cooped up in a stuffy gym, or in lounging in front of the TV or the iPad?


There are so many ways to exercise outdoors, from running to swimming to biking, golf, hiking, kayaking, paddle-boarding, etc. Need a little inspiration? Check out this website.


It’s the perfect time to ‘change up’ from the same old routines, and our bodies definitely benefit from these kinds of changes.


Remember to stay well hydrated, use sunblock and avoid full sun exposure. Injury prevention is also important; take note of uneven terrain and use caution with more ‘extreme’ environments. As with all exercise, a proper warm-up is essential.


Enjoy locally-grown fresh produce


When we buy produce from the grocery store, it is generally ‘old’ by the time it hits the shelves. Fresh and local food not only tastes better but it has a higher nutrient content because it is fresh. It is not only a good thing to support local farmers, but it is also healthier and environmentally friendly to enjoy food that is in-season.


Check out this local farmer’s guide by clicking here.


Unwind


Summer is a great time to enjoy the more important things in life like family. Summer activities are a perfect way to spend time with the ones that you love.


Watch a sunset, go for a walk, eat a Popsicle, play catch or mini golf… sometimes the simplest activities can create lasting memories.


We believe that wellness and good health is about balance, so take the time to enjoy the bounties of summer.


The days are getting shorter and before we know it, fall and winter will be upon us. Make sure that you can look back and say, “I had a great summer!”