Four Ways Your Backyard Can Be A Health Oasis


When the weather isn’t too cold your own backyard can be a great place for fitness and wellbeing. While some people will get more benefits from their backyard, depending on what’s there and how big it is, everyone can get some benefit from the backyard.

The key to getting the most out of your backyard is to use it. Instead of just digging the lawn up for a garden, consider leaving some room for some things that can help you relax. Yes, that garden is a good idea, but if you want an oasis, here’s what you need.

You Have A Pool

If you have a pool in your backyard, it is far more than just a place for you to get some exercise. Water is extremely relaxing, so do more than just swim laps. Get a nice floatable and spend some time floating around your pool when you aren’t feeling like getting exercise.

Pools do sometimes pose dangers, so make sure yours is a safe space. Use your pool as a tropical oasis whenever the sun is shining bright, just make sure to use sunscreen.

You Have A Hot Tub

If you have a hot tub you are in a world of relaxation right at your fingertips. Hot tubs don’t just help you relax, they can also soothe sore muscles and aching joints. If you suffer from things like arthritis your hot tub can be great for healing what ails you.

Make sure to keep your hot tub clean, though, as hot water can be a breeding ground for bacteria. You don’t want your favorite relaxation spot to cause you itching and non-relaxing issues in certain body areas.

Creating A Meditation Spot

Meditation is one of the best ways to get your life on track. Not only does it help with relaxation, but it can inspire your muse, help you battle things like depression and anxiety, and it should be a regular part of your day.

A small pond in your, with or without a water fountain, can be a great way to help invoke meditation. You could simply have a tree covered spot with a small stool and  buddha statue to use as a focus point.

Room For Yoga And Tai Ch

Even if you don’t have a pool or a hot tub, and even if you don’t have room for such things, you do always have room for some yoga and Tai Chi. These are both great ways to reconnect with your body and your mind. They are both great ways to get a little fitness and movement in while you are also meditating.

Make sure you do some fitness every day. Yoga is excellent for getting muscle tone, and losing weight, and can be done by yoga enthusiasts of all levels, even beginners