Friday 31 March 2017

Outdoor Activities for the Family | Marla Ahlgrimm

Marla Ahlgrimm
Ladies! Spring is in the air so it’s time to think about outdoor activities. But, this year don’t go it alone. As retired healthcare entrepreneur Marla Ahlgrimm explains, getting outdoors is good for your mental and physical health and spending a day in the sun with the family will strengthen your bond. Read on for a list of family-friendly excursions that won’t break the bank.

A day at the zoo. While many zoos charge admission fee, most offer discounted days throughout the year. And, according to Marla Ahlgrimm, there are some that draw visitors from all over with free admission, such as the St. Louis Zoo, and most offer free or heavily discounted admissions on Mother’s Day.

Take a hike. Depending on where you live, chances are, there is a state, local, or National Park within driving distance. Marla Ahlgrimm says hiking is a wonderful family activity for moms with teenagers that has the dual benefit of providing a respectable cardiovascular workout.

Go fishing. Fishing is a fun and competitive activity that gets you that much closer to nature, says Marla. If you don’t own a boat, many marinas offer rentals or charter services.

Go green in the garden. Wouldn’t it be nice to simply step into your backyard instead of drive to the grocery store to get everything you need to wrap up dinner? You can with a little work and a lot of planning. Marla Ahlgrimm asserts that gardening is a relaxing hobby that you can get the kids excited about. And, you don’t have to have a lot of space to reap a bountiful harvest. Pallet and raised gardens are popular in the suburbs while container gardening reigns supreme within city limits.

Take a tour of your town. Grab the kids and head to your nearest walkable municipality. Spending the day as a tourist in your own city lets you get acquainted with local amenities you might otherwise ignore, says Marla Ahlgrimm.


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