It’s New Year’s Eve and a lot of people are making resolutions to lose weight, get more exercise, eat better, spend more time with family – you know the drill. But for many people, keeping a New Year’s resolution can be difficult. It’s hard to find time for the gym, or your work schedule has you and the family eating a lot of takeout food. Why not resolve to improve your outdoor living spaces?
Did you know that by upgrading your outdoor living spaces, you can help keep these common resolutions, as well as spend more time outdoors? It’s true. By investing in your home, you’re investing in your health and your family’s enjoyment. Let’s take a look at some of your options and how they can help you keep your New Year’s resolutions.
An inground pool, especially a larger pool, helps you get more exercise. Whether you swim laps or do water aerobics when no one’s watching, you burn calories every time you get into the pool. And in the summertime, you get the kids off their devices, and into the pool.
This is especially true if you build fun accessories into your pool design, including a water slide, diving rock, etc. You can also get one of those pool volleyball nets to string across the pool for larger get-togethers.
And you can do outdoor exercise poolside as well. Set down a yoga mat or take your handheld weights out and do your exercise routine outside. If you have an enclosed outdoor shower, you can do a quick change and jump into the pool right after for a refreshing end to your session.
In addition to helping you spend more time outdoors and soaking up some much-needed Vitamin D, an outdoor kitchen promotes healthy eating. How you may ask? Well, if all you ever do on the grill is BBQ ribs, we can understand why you might ask.
But seriously, grilling food is one of the healthiest ways to prepare it. And grilling can add extra flavor to your food as well, especially if you marinate it. And you can grill just about everything, including meat, fish, vegetables, and fruit.
Google “healthy grilling recipes” and pick your favorites. You may also want to consider buying a heathy grilling cookbook or signing up for weekly recipes to try if that’s easier. You’ll be amazed at how you increase your grilling options. And by adding an outdoor kitchen, you make prep and cleanup easy.
You might also want to consider doubling your recipe(s) so you have leftovers for the following day’s lunch or quick dinner between the kids’ sports practice and dance class. By eating healthy grilled leftovers, you eat healthier and save money on takeout.
By keeping your resolutions to exercise more and eat better, you’ll lose weight. It’s a win-win-win. And, of course, there are the added benefits of enjoying the outdoors and having a place to entertain in your new outdoor living spaces.
Dream It. Build It. Live It.
First of all, Happy New Year! We wish everyone health and happiness! And if one or more of your 2022 New Year’s resolutions has to do with spending more time with friends and family, eating healthier, losing weight, or spending more time outdoors, we can help!
We design and build custom outdoor living spaces for our clients in Maryland, DC. And northern Virginia. Want a custom inground pool and spa with a waterfall and water slide? Check. Want an outdoor kitchen fit for a gourmet chef? Check. Want a large multi-level patio perfect for entertaining? Check. We do it all.
At LiveWell Outdoors, we have the experience and expertise to deliver the outdoor oasis of your dreams. Call 301-720-1000 or use the contact form to schedule a consultation. It will be Spring before you know it!