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Get Outdoors!

There is no better time than now to appreciate and embrace the wide-open spaces the Midwest and the city of Lincoln have to offer. You might find yourself with more free time than usual this spring. If so, we encourage you to head outdoors.

Did you know there are many health benefits of spending time outdoors? Research has shown that getting outside increases your energy, boosts your immune system, lessens your anxiety, enhances your creativity, restores your focus, and in general makes you a “happier” person.

To help you fully embrace spring and the outdoors, here are some fun activities to do in Lincoln, NE:

1. Go for a walk or run.

 Where? Jayne Snyder Trails Center, Antelope Creek Trail, MoPac Trail

2. Ride your bike.

Where? MoPac Trail, Billy Wolff Trail, Murdock Trail

3. Play with your pets.

Where? Roper East Dog Run, Rickman's Run

4. Take a hike.

Where? Wilderness Park, Nine Mile Prairie

5. Go birdwatching.

Where? Pioneers Park Nature Center, Wilderness Park

6. Practice photography.

Where? Sunken Gardens, Rotary Strolling Garden

7. Do a workout:

Where? Pioneers Park, Mahoney Park

8. Go fishing.

Where? Wagon Trail State Recreation Area, Holmes Lake

9. Watch the sunset.

Where? Holmes Lake, Oak Lake

10. And of course, our favorite, do some landscaping!

Connecting with the outdoors does a lot more for you than just what meets the eye. Take advantage of the warmer weather and the longer days that spring has to offer. Before you hop on social media again or watch that next episode of whatever show, think about how you can use this time to truly better yourself and help create a positive frame of mind.  We’re all in this together!

Published: March 23, 2020