Summer Time Bucket List

09-300x213A blog post by our health coach, Beth Waisburd.

Is it me or is this summer flying by at an unusually fast pace? The days are getting shorter and Labor Day is around the corner. But, thankfully, we have over a month left so don’t put away your sandals just yet. Here are some favorites on my summer bucket list:

  1. Pick blueberries. Yes, you can buy them at the store, but there is something special about picking your own. Seeing them on the bush and filling your bucket (munching along the way) makes them taste all the better. The season extends through early September – so find a farm in your area and get picking.
  2. Watch a movie outside. Many parks, schools and town fields offer a summer schedule of outdoor movies. Fresh cut summer grass creates the most comfortable seat and the summer sky after dusk is the perfect backdrop. Check your local listings, pack some popcorn and enjoy.
  3. Swim at the beach. We are so lucky to have beautiful beaches within hours of our city home. As cliché as it may sound – nothing compares to the feel of the sand beneath your feet, the sound of the ocean, and smell of the beach air.
  4. Plant a vegetable garden. It’s not too late – seriously. Many veggies prefer the cooler days at the end of the summer. Think turnips, leeks, carrots and Swiss chard. Plant them now and enjoy your harvest in less than sixty days.
  5. Take a bike ride. With the school year looming on the horizon, so is the return of carpools, sports practices and homework. Now is the time to dust off your bike and take the leisurely ride you’ve been daydreaming about all summer.

So what’s on your summer bucket list? Write ‘em down and live it up! There’s plenty of summer left to enjoy.


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