Spring Health Tips to Fuel Your Squamish Adventure
With spring just around the corner, everyone is itching to kiss the snow and cold goodbye and get ready for spring sports. Winter has the tendency to keep people inside, snuggled up on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate and netflix, while spring sun brings people out to play outside. To help you get out of the wet winter blues, we put together guide to spring health tips to help fuel your Squamish Adventure to make the most out of Spring and Summer in Squamish.
Practice Hot Yoga to Work out Sleepy Muscles
Break free from your holiday hibernation and get back into physical shape through hot yoga. It’s the logical solution to stretch out muscles that have tightened from shivering and huddling through a cold winter. No wonder your body is feeling stiff. Try one of the hot yoga classes offered by Oxygen Yoga & Fitness like Hot Yoga Rise & Shine to start your day off feeling limber and centered or Hot Yoga & Core to give those abs an extra boost. Not only will this help increase your flexibility to help you reach for those tough-to-get rocks when scaling the Chief, it will also help you focus and relieve the stress that has built up from holiday shopping and planning.
Local Favourite Places for Yoga:
- Oxygen Yoga
- One Tree Wellness
See a Nutritionist to Improve your Diet and Energy
Although you may be tempted to throw out fat and carbs altogether after having overindulged on them all of December, a nutritionist may be able to help you build a healthier, more successful plan. Most fast-fix diets usually result in unbearable cravings and are quickly abandoned. Willpower might not be the issue. Your body needs some fats, and a nutritionist will be able to advise you on how to lose weight in a healthy way. Not only that, Squamish’s own Origins Nutrition can help provide you with handy and delicious recipes as well as create a meal plan to boost energy and relieve joint pain. Eating right means having more energy to hike around the 4 lake trails and Squamish’s other paths.
Local Favourite Places for Nutrition:
Reduce Pain and Tension by Getting a Massage and/or Acupuncture
Joint pain or a stiff back caused by the cold climate may make you reluctant to get active outside, even if the weather is starting to warm up and the days are getting longer. Although it’s hard to overcome the pain and tension, many find relief in massage therapy and acupuncture. These ancient and reliable methods have shown improvements in many, and you can try them out at Reach Physio & Massage and Squamish Integrated Health. They also specialize in physiotherapy and podiatry, providing comprehensive services that will help your body get on the right track. Whether kayaking in the Howe Sound or horseback riding through the Callaghan Valley, you’ll be ready for the adventure.
Local Favourite Places for Massage and Acupuncture:
Treat Your Feet to the Spa
That’s right, get your feet ready so they shine in the spotlight of warm sandal weather. They’ve been squished and trapped inside winter boots and thick fluffy socks for months, and although you might not want to admit it, you probably don’t want to unleash those puppies to the world the way they are now. Pedicures at Concrete Blonde Hair & Body Studio are completely affordable and you can throw in a mani at the same time to moisturize your dry winter skin. Your hands and feet will look and feel less confined, and you might too. You might even feel motivated to get out and take your first kitesurfing lesson before the crowd comes in.
Local Favourite Place for a Spring Pedicure:
It’s never too late to improve your health and get in shape for spring, but it’s never too early either. Take advantage of all the services Squamish has to offer to be ready to welcome spring when it arrives. For a complete guide to the local favourite for Health and Wellness click here