Spring Equinox – Today is the First Day of Spring
Today marks the first day of Spring, and with that comes a slew of emotions and happiness for what this means. Spring marks the time in the calendar where the sun shines for a longer period of time every day, until the Summer Solstice. Continue reading on how Spring affects overall bodily health in most people.
The Affects of Spring on Overall Bodily Health
The best part of Spring would usually be the decline of the flu season, however, this current flu season is poised to go well into Spring. There has also been an influx of cases of treatable diseases, and unfortunately, this will not calm down during the Spring. More people are going to be affected if they are not vaccinated. Also, allergies are more likely to perennially show up.
There are many benefits to the Spring season. Some people may have depression related to the change in seasons, called Seasonal Affective Disorder. During the spring and summer months, this seasonal depression fades and people begin feeling like themselves again. The longer hours of sunlight mean that the body is absorbing more Vitamin D and warmer temperatures. This tends to help make people happy.
Our Favorite Spring Activities
Below are a list of our favorite spring related activities. Research has shown that the most time spent outside, the happier you will be. Our favorite activities are:
- Riding a bike
- Taking a hike, walk around your neighborhood
- Starting to plant and garden, or tending to an existing garden
- Making a birdhouse or hummingbird feeder
- Drying our clothes on a line or an outside rack
- Playing a game of catch
- Horseback riding
- Housework or Yard Work
- Hosting a BBQ
Does the beginning of Spring bring you great joy? Is spring your favorite season? Do you have any activities listed that we have not written about? Comment below!