Although it may not feel like it quite yet, March marks the beginning of spring, a time of seasonal change, warmer weather, a renewal of nature, and a chance to change winter habits. Shaking off winter and transitioning into spring can help lighten your mood and encourage personal change, with the new season a great excuse to discover a new you – and what better way to do that than by getting active!
With the days slowly getting longer, meaning more hours of daylight available and (hopefully) plenty of sunshine ahead, you may be thinking it’s time you took advantage of spring to introduce exercise into your daily routine. But where do you start? Don’t worry – we here at CareCo have compiled a list of exciting ideas that’ll inspire you to get going.
For the more mobile activity-seekers, there are plenty of ways of introducing different levels of exercise into your daily life, depending on your personal preference and ability. One great way to get active this spring is by joining local activity groups, not only excellent for the work-out but a brilliant way of getting social and meeting new people. Many local councils run classes open to all abilities and levels of experience, so even a novice can join in the fun.
The NHS have suggested activities such as yoga, tai chi, ballroom or line-dancing, as well as water aerobics, cycling and volleyball as ‘moderate-intensity’ activities suitable for any ability. However, if you’re looking for a gentler form of activity, venturing outside into the garden and getting your hands stuck into nature is another excellent way of embracing spring’s possibilities. Our range of Gardening Aids, including the Long Reach Fork, Long Reach Trowel, Ergonomic Tool Set and Folding Garden Kneeler will all make getting into the garden and getting active easier and more comfortable.
However, getting active doesn’t just mean participating in exercise. After the long winter months shut up inside, with little natural light and freezing temperatures, just getting outdoors and enjoying the change in weather is a fantastic way of feeling energised. Walking is not only an enjoyable form of light exercise, but also a way of socialising, especially when participating with family and friends. If this appeals to you, but you find walking uncomfortable or tiring, our range of Walking Aids may be just the thing to help you get involved. Our high-quality, foldable CareCo Sanandres Tri-Walker will ensure that your walks in the park are a breeze, while the easy-to-use Drive R6 Lightweight Rollator includes a padded seat for those moments when you may need a break. Many of our walking aids can be folded down for storage and travel ease, helpful if you’re escaping to sunnier climates this spring!
Plus, much like our walking aids, our wide and varying range of Mobility Scooters will soon get you out and about, no matter what your lifestyle or ability dictates. Whether you’re looking for a sturdy pavement scooter or something slightly faster from our 6-8 MPH range, we’re sure to have something within your taste and price budget. One of our most popular scooters is the CareCo Zoom Travel Mobility Scooter, rated 4.5 stars out of 5. Its ease of use and storage, light weight, power, comfort, and reliability is guaranteed to get you back in touch with your independence, making it even easier for you to feel renewed.
With an endless list of possibilities and ideas to help you feel invigorated, CareCo aims to be with you every step of the way towards getting active this spring.