Pros and Cons of a Front Yard Garden - Quicken Loans Zing Blog

It’s mid-March; spring has to be around the corner, right? While the polar vortex has kept the majority of us cooped up inside watching Netflix and eating Girl Scout Cookies, we’re all ready to get up off the couch. Now I agree, the cold, snowy weather was an acceptable excuse to be lazy, but it’s time to get active. I’m not suggesting you pursue all of these activities below, but take a read and see what interests you. If your New Year’s resolution was to start working out or to get back in shape, here are warm-weather activities that will get you up on your feet!

Sports Leagues

Most communities offer plenty of adult leagues participate in all types of sports like soccer, basketball, kickball, softball, flag football, tennis and volleyball just to name a few. Even if you don’t consider yourself “sporty,” step outside of the box and give it a shot. It’s great exercise and an even better excuse not to go to the gym. If you were a high school all-star, there’s no better way to relive your glory days than joining an adult league. And I guarantee that that drink at the bar is much more satisfying after a hard-fought victory.


Now golf definitely falls under the sports category, but I felt that it deserved its own section. I believe that golf should be viewed as more than a sport for the normal person, it is more of an experience. There is no better feeling than standing on the tee box on a 75-degree, sunny day. It’s relaxing, tranquil and most of all extremely fun. Now, if you have not experienced the feeling of standing on a tee box before, try something new this spring. Despite what you may have heard, you can get into the game of golf without breaking the bank.


Talk about refreshing! It’s going to feel great to get off that treadmill and get some fresh air with a nice walk in the park or jog in the city. If you’re new to running, all you need is a good pair of running shoes, maybe a fitness band if you’re fancy and some ear buds to bump your favorite tunes. Walking is just as good, and is a little less strenuous on your feet. Another great option is biking, but just know that owning and taking care of a bike will take some effort.

Good, Old-Fashioned Yard Work

Talk about killing two birds with one stone! Yard work is a great workout and beautifies your property at the same time. A great idea, if you don’t already have one, is to start a garden. Don’t worry if you’re in an urban setting or if you don’t have a clue where to begin; gardening is a great way to enhance your yard and grow some of your favorite fresh foods. Other than gardening, take the time to restore your lawn to its original lush, green color or take on another DIY outdoor project.

Last spring, I decided to give kickball a shot and joined a local adult league with some friends, and it was a blast. Hopefully, you’ll try something new this spring. Who knows? Maybe it will become your new favorite hobby.

Do you have any other warm-weather activities to try this spring? Share in the comments section below!




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