New Years Resolution – Spend More Time Outdoors

This article is an oldie but a goodie!

Posted: January 1, 2015

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The New Year has arrived, and with it, the opportunity to act on resolutions and create healthy changes in your life. Lots of people see January as a time to look back on the past year and identify new endeavours that will enhance their future selves. January is an important month because it gets the ball rolling on resolutions and tests whether changes will be made or not. As one of your New Year’s resolutions this year, consider spending more time outdoors. The great outdoors has a host of benefits and can vastly improve the quality of your overall life. It’s a step in the right direction toward a healthier mental and physical body, allows for more quality time with friends and family, and creates more productive patterns to help with many other life goals. The memories spent hiking through a forest are valued a lot more than sitting in front of the TV.
Ontario’s Central Counties has so many outdoor activities to keep you busy in the New Year. From hiking to ice fishing, skiing, or snowboarding, Ontario’s Central Counties is a great spot to get active in the winter. Let’s look at some of the reasons why spending more time outdoors is the best way to start 2015.

Healthy life

Spending more time outdoors encourages activities that are good for both your physical and mental well-being. It is easy to be active outdoors because there are so many great things to do! Ontario’s Central Counties has amazing winter hiking trails to allow you to burn off those holiday cookies and get your body on the right track towards progress. The fresh air clears your mind and allows you to think at a level that is uninhibited by the confines of an indoor space. Walking outdoors is one of the best activities to start in the New Year. It’s a simple exercise that doesn’t cause any unneeded stresses on the body and can be easily included in your daily routine. Outdoor activities make exercise fun, especially when enjoyed with friends and family. Your healthy life in 2015 starts with a trip to Ontario’s Central Counties.

Quality Time with Friends and Family

Nothing brings the family together like time spent outdoors. Ontario’s Central Counties has the best winter sports for the whole family. Do your kids know how to ice skate? Bring them out and set their NHL dreams in motion as you teach them how to play Canada’s favourite game – ice hockey. Consider ice fishing as a great winter activity to do with your friends. Invite them out to Ontario’s Central Counties for a winter weekend getaway and hit the frozen lake. Ice fishing allows quality time to catch up with loved ones, with the excitement and camaraderie of scoring a big fish. Spending more time outdoors this year will give the important relationships in your life the space and time to strengthen and grow.

Create Productive Patterns

Many people see the New Year as a fresh opportunity to be productive and accomplish goals they may have put on the back burner in the past. Staying indoors, watching television, and spending time on your cell phone are all habits that tend to eat up your day without any productive growth to show for it. Getting outdoors is an incredible way to jump-start your ambitions and initiate progress on whatever it is you want to take on this year. An active self is a productive self. Once you get into the pattern of getting outdoors and being active, you will begin to feel more inspired to complete important tasks in other areas of your life. Not only do outdoor activities help with your fitness goals, but they set you down a path to be more productive in your work life, social life, and overall personal life.  Ontario’s Central Counties has tonnes of great winter activities to get your body and mind moving. The world is yours – now take it!
New Year’s resolution number one: spend more time outdoors! Ontario’s Central Counties has all the outdoor activities you could possible want this winter and the best place to set your New Year’s resolution into motion. Invite your friends and family to come out for the weekend and have a blast that will not be soon forgotten. Ontario’s Central Counties has many great places to stay, so book the whole weekend off. Start 2015 the right way and get outdoors!
 

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