Summertime Health And Adventure
It is nearly summertime and everyone is ready after such a long, snowy winter. Summertime is the best time to introduce you and your family to some healthier habits. Try a few new things this year together as a family. They could become new summertime traditions.
Healthy Picnics and Snacks
If you have the kids at the park why not pack a healthy picnic lunch or bring along some healthy, cool snacks. When the weather is warm, nothing is better than cool fruit slices, grapes, melon and cherries. They are all packaged and ready to go when you are. Your kids can snack healthy while they play.
Frozen yogurt cups are a good healthy snack. You can even turn them into a nice yogurt pop by adding wooden Popsicle sticks when freezing. A nice alternative to ice cream.
Why not grill some chicken this year. Grilled chicken is full of protein and can be cut up and made into a healthy wrap with lettuce, tomatoes, and all of your favorite summer vegetables. You can also grill up some chicken kabobs and sweet pineapple on the grill.
All Who Wander Are Not Lost
Adventuring and hiking with the family can be a great new summertime tradition. Pack a few healthy snacks and follow a trail that you haven’t ever been down. The walk could be worth it. State and National parks offer great trails to hike and new places to explore. Take along some fishing poles if fishing is offered and take a break to catch some fish. Hunt for plants and insects and identify them with your kids. You never know what you might find when you take some time to stroll around. Plus, walking is wonderful exercise.
Look For Some Treasure
Geo-caching is a great new trend. A scavenger hunt of sorts, people who geocache can use their mobile devices or other GPS tracking systems to find containers that have been previously hidden by other geocachers. Waterproof containers are filled with a small book and a pencil. When the box is found, the geocacher puts down the date the cache was found and signs their name in code. Some containers offer small trinkets for trade like rubber balls or army men. You can take a trinket and leave a trinket. You can start geocaching in Georgia by visiting the Georgia Geocachers Association at http://www.ggaonline.org, or follow geocaching in Georgia state parks by visiting http://gastateparks.org/geocaching. Summertime Health And Adventure.