7 Tips for a Healthy Spring Recess

Spring recess is a wonderful time to relax and recharge. Time with family outdoors, hike a nature trail or sit by the pool with your favorite book—this is your guide to long weekend bliss. Here are our top tips for enjoying a healthier 3 day weekend:  

1. Be deliberate with your time 

Whether you’re going to travel or have a staycation, you want to make the most of your long weekend by proactively choosing how you’re going to dedicate your time. Really put some thought into what you want your weekend break to look like. There’s enough time to work out a schedule so you can balance out the social, relaxation, exercise and ‘me’ time. 

2. Eat and enjoy your favorite things 

Give some thought to your menu so you can factor in your favorite things. If you’re enjoying picnic with family and friends, try to eat mindfully at the table. Take your time to enjoy your meal and the company you’re with. 

3. Fuel your body with a healthy breakfast 

Starting your day with a healthy breakfast will give you long-lasting energy for the adventures ahead. “Breakfast is a great opportunity to lean on foods low in SmartPoints, like eggs, veggies, fruit and fat-free yogurt,” Stride says. “If you’ve got a lunch or dinner event that day, sticking to these foods in the morning means you’ve still got your SmartPoints® Budget to enjoy the meal later in the day and can stay on track.”

4. Travel safely and wear a mask 

No matter whether you are taking a plane, truck or car, if you are traveling this weekend, it is essential to keep up preventive measures to protect yourself and those around you from COVID-19. Take all the protective measures you can before, during and after travel. Keep up protective measures including wearing a mask that fully covers your nose, mouth and chin, covering your coughs and sneezes, and keeping your hands clean and do not travel if you’re feeling any COVID-19 like symptoms.  

5. Slow down and switch off 

People underestimate the power of relaxation and its effect on our health. Make sure you are proactive in having wind-down time so you can recharge, rejuvenate and reset.  

6. Go on a scavenger hunt 

Taking part in a scavenger hunt can be a great way to earn stay active and safely socialize with family and friends.  

7. Get creative and crafty with your kids 

Have you tried decorating boiled eggs?! It’s a great fun opportunity to decorate them with pretty patterns using edible ink. You can also stick feathers, stickers or bright paper on them, then smash them and eat them as snacks during the day. Not only is it a fun family activity, but you’ll get plenty of nutrients, too. Eggs are rich in nutrition, including protein for healthy hair and nails, choline for memory and omega 3 for reducing inflammation.