Getting Healthy in Burlington

It’s springtime here in Burlington, according to the calendar if not the actual temperature outside. (Thankfully, that’s about to change).

It’s been a long, cold winter and maybe you’ve spent too much time cooped up indoors. It’s hard to get motivated on those really nasty days to lace up the running shoes and hit the pavement or the trails (kudos to everyone I’ve seen out there, braving Burlington’s icy sidewalks. I took an unintended temporary hiatus from running this winter after pulling a Bambi on some hidden ice).

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But with temperatures climbing above zero this weekend, daylight until almost 8 p.m. and some steadily melting snow, there are no more excuses not to get outside, take big gulps of fresh air and move! Here at Burlington Lifestyle, we’ve got a few suggestions to help you kickstart, re-start or encourage your healthy lifestyle.

Take a walk

Sure, you can go for a walk through your neighbourhood (don’t forget to say hi to all of those neighbours that you only saw while shovelling snow this winter!). Or you could explore some of the following great spots in and around Burlington:

Burlington Wholistic Wellness Expo

A great way to learn about a huge variety of health and healing-related products and services, all under one roof, is at the Burlington Wholistic Wellness Expo, happening this Saturday, March 29 at the Holiday Inn in Burlington. With a wide variety of practitioners offering seminars and demos, and vendors offering a taste of their products and services, you’re sure to come away inspired and rejuvenated!

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The Expo is donating 10% of ticket sales to Breast Cancer Support Services, an incredible charity right here in our community. They offer programs and services, information, support and wellness resources for women and families living with cancer.

Healthy Eating

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I’m not here to tell you what you should be eating, but I do have a few great suggestions for eating healthy here in Burlington. While many restaurants and grocery stores have plenty of healthy choices, you might want to check out some of the following local, healthy options:

So, here’s to spring and great health, Burlington!

About the Author Teresa Baerg

Teresa Baerg is a writer, editor and self-confessed word-nerd who loves telling a good story. She is proud to call Burlington home for over a decade. She is passionate about her family, sunshine and palm trees, growing veggies, running and cycling, good books, good food and good coffee. And football. Twitter: @teresabaerg Instagram: @teresabaerg Website: teresakbaerg.com

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