Enjoy a Safe Spring

Front view of family with two small daughters on trip outdoors in nature, wearing face masks.

Spring is a great season to get outside and active. Enjoying this season in the midst a pandemic may be little challenging, but not a lost cause. As more and more individuals receive the vaccine, and we all continue practicing the 3Ws — wash your hands, wear a mask and watch your distance — outdoor activities can be enjoyed safely.  

“It’s important to safely practice self-care and mindfulness methods, even during a pandemic to help you maintain a healthy mental balance,” says Heather Newhard, MSN, CRNP-F, Luminis Health Clinical Enterprise. “As a country, we may not be able to do things like we used to, but implementing a slight adjustment for safety can work wonders during this time.”  

To help with spring activity planning, here are some COVID-friendly ideas for you and your family to enjoy this season:   

  • Run, hike or walk  
  • Visit a pick-your-own farm or orchard   
  • Start a spring garden  
  • Take on an outdoor DIY project  
  • Play backyard games   
  • Plan an outdoor movie night  

Remember, whether giving advice on exercise or nutrition, your primary care provider can help you maintain your overall health and wellness goals. Primary care is important to your overall health this spring and beyond.   

Heather Newhard, MSN, CRNP-F, specializes in the area of primary care at Luminis Health Clinical Enterprise.