How to Become a Weekend Warrior

2/25/2017 – The weekends are your time to have fun. It can be easy to find yourself slacking off during these couple days. Work may have been exhausting all week, so you find yourself spending all of your free time on the weekends lounging on your couch. After a while, your cabin fever can start to kick in. A great way to get rid of that cabin fever is to spend some time outdoors! First, book a weekend getaway from Atlanta at The Lodge and Spa, where you can relax and enjoy a beautiful view of The Gardens. Come seize your weekend and become a weekend warrior. You might think that spending time outdoors will take away from your relaxation, but it can actually add to it and give you many more health benefits on the way. If you really want to make the most out of your weekend, there are some things you should consider about riding through bike trails and spending time outdoors at a getaway location like Callaway Gardens.

Be Mentally Sharper

If you spend most of the time during your weekends laying around on the couch, you probably aren’t getting much physical activity just from walking back and forth to the bathroom, fridge, and the couch. If you want to make the most out of your weekend, and make it so it lasts throughout the week, then you should spend time outdoors. Biking has been proved to reduce your fatigue and increase your energy levels. Even just 30 minutes of exercise has been proven to increase your memory, reaction time, and creative thinking. Gaining all of these mental benefits will help you get the most out of your weekend, especially when those benefits last throughout your week.

Researchers have determined that average American spends approximately 87 percent of their time inside buildings and 6 percent of their time inside of cars. Instead of making those percentages larger by spending all of your weekend indoors, you can get the most out of it by spending time outdoors. Simply walking or biking on a trail for 30 minutes has been shown to improve creativity in 81 percent of people tested. When children with ADHD spend time outdoors, they have shown signs of improvement with their focus, and they score higher on concentration tests.

Improve Your Mood and Self-Esteem

If you want to feel better about yourself, spending time walking on a trail or riding your bike can really help. “Green exercise” means that you exercise in nature instead of between four walls. Just exercising outdoors for 5 minutes a day has been proven to increase your mood and self-esteem. If you notice throughout your week that you have high levels of stress, make the most out of your weekend by visiting a garden with trails. Walking through a trail gives you many different things to focus on, and it provides you with a direct form of exercise. Simply having the exposure of outdoor light will boost your mood significantly.

Enjoy Your Time Better

Spending all of your weekends on the couch watching television might exhaust you more than you think. You might find that you’re getting tired of watching the same things over and over again, and want to find a better way to spend your weekends. Spending time outdoors at a bike trail, a garden, or walking trail can help you enjoy your weekend much more than you did before. That’s why a weekend getaway from Atlanta to someplace green and vibrant can be such a benefit.

Make the most out of your weekend at Callaway Gardens!

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