Whether you’re looking for ways to keep your school-aged kids busy for the summer or your retired and every day feels like summer vacation (and everything in between), summer is calling your name! At our Lewisville pain and wellness clinic (locations also in Bedford, Benbrook, Boyd and Justin), we believe that supporting your health is so much more than seeing you at an annual physical. We want to do all we can to encourage a healthy, vibrant relationship with your mind and body. To that end, we’ve put together a short list of fun and healthy summer activities that any age can enjoy.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors
We’ll start with the most obvious category: get outside! There are so many healthy, inexpensive activities to enjoy in the great outdoors. Some of our team’s favorite outdoor summer activities include:
- Try an outdoor Zumba, Tai Chi or Yoga class
- Go for a nature hike with your favorite 4-legged friend (If you’re in the Lewisville area, check out the Tribute Shoreline Nature Trail – it’s one of our favorites!)
- Take a city walk
- Kayak, canoe or paddleboard
- Ride your bike to work
At the risk of sounding like your mom – don’t forget to use sunblock and stay hydrated as you enjoy the Vitamin D and fresh air!
Try Out a New Type of Cuisine
If you have kids that are on summer vacation from school, this is the perfect time to introduce them to some new recipes. Get them involved in the process, too! From planning the menu to preparing the meal, let your littles get some hands-on, messy learning.
Some other fun ways to incorporate healthy food into your summer adventures include:
- Get fresh, local produce from a farmer’s market
- Try growing your own produce with a backyard box garden
- Take a cooking class
- Have a make-your-own-smoothie party
Summer can be a fantastic time to make a significant change in your eating habits. If you would like more specific guidance in creating a nutritionally balanced diet, we encourage you to reach out to some of the very best healthcare associates Lewisville TX has to offer (locations also in Benbrook, Bedford, Boyd and Justin).
Unleash Your Inner Creative
It’s important to engage in activities that challenge and strengthen the mind as well as the body. To that end, we encourage you to consider stretching your artistic muscles a bit this summer. Here’s a list of some fun ideas to get your wheels turning:
- Have a fort-making contest with your family or friends using only the materials you can find in your yard
- Sketch or paint
- Build a birdhouse
- Take a nature photography walk
Whatever you end up doing, don’t worry too much about the end result; try to focus on being present and enjoying the moment. It’s so easy to discount the value of these types of activities but their positive impact on mental health makes them priceless.
We believe that the foundation of family medicine is an ongoing patient-physician relationship with a focus on comprehensive and integrated care. In essence, we provide optimal medical care by assessing the patient as a whole, regardless of age, rather than focusing on any particular area. If you are looking for a healthcare associate who really cares, give us a call today!