With spring weather in full swing, you can’t help but want to get outside and enjoy some fresh air. Making the most of the nice weather and adding some exercise to your daily routine will not only have you feeling better from day to day but can add years to your life.
That’s right, regular exercise has the power to not only improve the body’s metabolism and help keep off unhealthy pounds, but it boosts our immune system and helps to relieve stress.
You don’t have to take up marathon running to reap these benefits either (though if you want to, go for it). There are plenty of opportunities right here in the Dripping Springs area to add more movement to your daily routine.
Step Up to Bat
If you like exercising with some competition, the city offers both men’s and women’s adult softball leagues. Men’s games happen on Tuesday nights at the Dripping Springs Sports & Recreation Park, and Women’s games take place on Wednesday evenings.
The women’s season runs from March 22 – May 10 and includes 16 games during the season, while the men’s league runs from June 13 – August 8 and includes six weeks of standard games before ending with a two-week double elimination tournament. Players can form their own team or join an existing team as a walk-on.
Now if you’ll excuse us, we need to dig our old ball mitt out of the garage and hit up the batting cages.
Put on Your Dancin’ Shoes
Why not make the most of date night and get in a little bit of exercise? Dancing is a fantastic way to add some movement to your daily routine. It has not only been shown to improve cardiovascular health, but it improves our flexibility and is good for our mental health.
While you can bust out a few dance moves just about anywhere, one of the best places to cut a rug is at Mercer Dance Hall, just down the road in nearby Driftwood. The dance hall has been a popular spot for country and line dancing fans since 2013 and offers free dance lessons every Friday night from 7:30 to 8:30. It’s the perfect opportunity to brush up on your dance moves before the live band takes the stage on Saturday night.
Don’t Underestimate Walking
Walking is one of the best ways to bring more movement into your life. It’s easy on the joints, and there are nearly endless opportunities for it. Park a little farther back next time you go to the store, take the stairs instead of the escalator, squeeze in a short walk during your lunch break, or simply make a walk part of your daily routine.
One of the best things about the Caliterra community is how enjoyable it is to stroll through the neighborhood. We have an extensive trail system that runs over Onion Creek and connects to our community hubs such as The Front Porch, The Hall, Dog Park, and Picnic Areas.
This trail system makes it easy to get around without having to jump in the car and is a great way to connect with neighbors and enjoy the scenic beauty surrounding Caliterra.
If you’d like to learn more about this master-planned community, reach out to us today.