I like resolutions that are simple, inexpensive and easy to keep – oh, and healthy and green too.
One I’m trying this year is just to get outside more.
The benefits are many – for body, mind and soul. It’s pretty impossible to be in a bad mood with an ocean breeze on your face and a view like this.
And when you are outside, you are usually engaged in something active. Whether it’s a stroll, hike, bike or run, it’s an activity that is good for your body.
Also, when powered by your own body, you aren’t generating a carbon footprint, so on top of that you are being green. It’s the perfect resolution!
It can be as simple as taking a jog on a trail or beach near your house, biking through your neighborhood, strolling down to the park with the kids or taking a walk outside your office on your lunch break.
One of the things I love about Orange County is not only our proximity to the beach, but our wealth of hiking and walking trails. You can take a beach stroll in the morning and a trail run in the afternoon.
I snapped the photo above in Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park, just one of the many hiking areas in Orange County. For a list of all the OC Parks and trails click here and a list of some of the beautiful OC beaches can be found here.
If you are looking for something more structured, check out all the happenings at OC Parks this month and all year. This month-by-month event guide includes organized group hikes, kids activities and much more to help you get outside and enjoy all Orange County has to offer.
I’m going to resolve to sign my son and I up for one of the “Into the Wild” runs happening at various parks throughout the year. Come on, join us. Let’s get outside!