Spring into Fitness

As spring approaches and the weather is getting warmer, many of us are ready to get outside and moving again. This month we asked Ryan Sheets, Cameron’s Employee Wellness Coordinator, for some of his suggestions on how to ‘spring’ into fitness!

Take advantage of the beautiful weather by moving your workouts outdoors. Whether it is going for a run in the park, trying a new nature trail, taking a family walk in the afternoon, or just simply stretching in the sunshine, exercising outdoors can boost your mood and motivation while soaking up some much-needed vitamin D after a long, dark winter.

Spring is an exciting time to incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet. Visit the local farmers’ markets to try seasonal produce and experiment with new, nutritious recipes.

As the temperatures continue to rise, staying hydrated becomes even more important. Carry a reusable water bottle with you throughout the day and aim to drink at least eight glasses of water daily. Hydration is essential for maintaining energy levels, supporting better digestion, and recovering from workouts.

Ryan Sheets shared, “A great way to achieving success with health and other goals that you have is to think about setting SMART goals. This method can be used for any goal setting regardless of if you are focused on health or learning new skills. Here are the steps for setting SMART goals along with examples for success.”

Example SMART goal: “I will run a 5k race within the next three months.”

  1. Specific (S): Be clear about how you want to define your goal and what you want to achieve. The smart goal above is specific on the activity (running) and the distance 5k.


  1. Measurable (M): Use your specific measure to track progress and show how you have improved. You can track your progress during your training by the distance and the amount of time it takes to complete the 5k.


  1. Achievable (A): Ensure your goals are attainable. Consider what your restraints might be. With consistent training and gradual progress, completing a 5k is possible!


  1. Relevant (R): Make your goal meaningful to your life and align your goal with your overall objectives. There is alignment with your interest and improving your fitness.


  1. Time-Bound (T): Set a timeline for accomplishing your goal. The goal has a deadline set for three months.


Use this season as a time to try new things. Whether it is a new workout class with friends or a new coffee shop by yourself. The spring season can be exciting because of longer sunny days and the hope of summer ahead. Spring into your healthier lifestyle this season.

Let us know if you have tried any of our spring season suggestions!


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