Spring has officially sprung!
This means, after the cold winter, more sunny hours in a day, flowers blooming, fresh breezes, recharging weekends in nature, and picnics! It’s also the perfect time to establish or re-establish a running routine. There are many perks of spring that will make exercising so much more enjoyable. Here are some reasons to grab yourself a Chiquita banana, put your sneakers on, and get moving!
- The ideal weather conditions:
No gym membership, no problem! Spring is the perfect time to get outdoors and get moving! The sunlight stays around for longer during the spring making it possible to dedicate time for a run in the late afternoon or early morning without having to be equipped with a headlamp. Spring is warm enough to convince you to get outside, but it comes with the fresh breeze to stop you from overheating during your workout.
- The extra encouragement:
Sometimes we need that extra push to get moving and spring brings that too! Thanks to the fantastic weather, spring is filled with running events. Many running fundraisers and marathons are held during this season. Set yourself a goal to take part in a local running event. It’s always great to have a target to keep you motivated. Pair up with a friend or family members and train together to reach a common goal. If running events aren’t for you, try joining a local running group. It’s a great way to be social while also being active. Lots of people join running groups during this time of the year, so you won’t be the only newcomer. Plus, the miles will fly by when you’re chatting away with your running group.
- The season of new beginnings:
Spring represents new beginnings.After hibernation during the colder months, everything comes back to life in spring. The birds are out, the flowers bloom and baby animals are born. The energy is contagious, jump on board! Take advantage of the spring in your step.
- The perfect fuel: Chiquita bananas:
Chiquita bananas have long been a favorite source of energy for runners. Bananas are a great source of natural carbohydrates, the glucose molecules your body needs during physical activity.
Chiquita bananas are also full of potassium and magnesium which are crucial for muscle repair post-exercise and to prevent cramps and side stitches. Basically,Chiquita bananas are a runner’s best friend. Quick, run and grab yourself a bunch or two!