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Why You Should Head Outside: Benefits of OUTDOOR Exercise

Benefits of OUTDOOR Exercise

It's summer weather here by us and thoughts of summer are just so lovely.  The warmer weather seems to entice us outdoors a little more than the in-between seasons of fall and spring.  (Note:  As winter sports lovers, though, we do love a great day outside in winter, too.)  Any season, exercising outdoors may be a little more fun.

Studies have suggested that exercising outside may increase positive feelings while decreasing negative ones.  Outdoor exercise tended to be more enjoyable than indoor exercise--and participants in outdoor exercise wanted to exercise at a future date more than indoor exercisers.  Those who exercised outside also felt more mental wellbeing.  (For more information, read the abstract of the journal article by Thompson et al. here.)

What we've experienced, studies have suggested--exercising outside can be quite refreshing and fun.  Take a hike, ride a bike, go for a walk, run and talk, paddle on a lake, or take a stroll at daybreak.  Have fun!  

It's a Spring Thing

It's a Spring Thing:  Looking forward to the bright season

Florals, flowers, and finally green everywhere . . . spring is a season of everything fresh and bright!  As the beautiful quote perfectly says: 

Secret Garden Quote

And to celebrate this season of both sunshine and rain, we’ve collected our spring favorites.  Today, we’d like to share with you what we think the perfect spring-inspired music and skating dress would be!

Music:  “Spring” by Vivaldi (click here to watch Julia Fischer play this lovely classic!)

Dress:  our sketch (inspired by the designs of LK Bennett)

Skating Dress

Only 16 days until spring!


Perhaps Christmas is a little bit more!

Giving Thanks

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.  -William Arthur Ward

Sensational Summer Strength Idea #7: Swim Like a Mermaid!

mermaid tail

Imagine:  You dip underneath the aqua surface of the ocean into the royal blue depths with your hair flowing and your glistening tail gliding through the water.

If you’ve read The Tail of Emily Windsnap, then you surely have dreamed about the living a mermaid’s life.  Today, you can live (and swim) like a mermaid.

Perhaps you’ve heard about the phenomenon called mermaid fitness.  With a tail and a fin, your transformation into a mermaid is complete!  Bonus:  You get to become a mermaid without the awkwardness Emily Windsnap went through when she stepped into the water!

Another bonus:  You will get a fantastic workout!  Swimming with a mermaid tail forces your body to adapt to a new movement pattern.  It also utilizes your whole body—your upper and lower body, your glutes, and especially your core.  It is a great way to get someone in the water who doesn't like swimming.  Swimming with a mermaid tail is also super fun!

Here’s what you need to know:

You can buy a mermaid tail and fin from places like Fin Fun.  You put the tail on over your swimming suit and then you slip your feet into the fin (just like you would with flippers).  Then you pull the tail over the fin and you’re ready to go!  There are lots of gorgeous and shimmery color options with iridescence!  Check out

If you aren’t a strong swimmer, you’ll probably want to wear a flotation belt, too.  This makes sure you can safely have a fun time!

Check out this video of swimming with mermaid tails:

With a mermaid tail and fin, you can swim like a mermaid—and get a fantastic workout at the same time!  And maybe, just like Emily Windsnap, you’ll discover you are a mermaid, too!