If you have a bicycle, Self Care Sunday might just be a good excuse to get your wheels out on the road. Whether it’s a leisurely ride around your local neighborhood or riding a mountain bike through a hiking trail, biking can be a great pastime. Some people even enjoy going long distances on a road bike, or they want to join a local race.
Bicycle riding is good for you because it can help with weight management, leg strength, and a core workout. This can also help with your balance, and help to manage any medical conditions that you might have. It’s a great workout for beginners, even if you’re not a very athletic person. Bicycle riding is even good for your mental health.
Last but not least, you can enjoy a day of self care by doing some gardening. There are some people who consider gardening to be a huge chore. So if this sounds like you, it may be one of the last things you would imagine doing on a self care day. But if you genuinely enjoy gardening as a leisurely pastime, this could be a contender for Self Care Sunday.
Being outside tends to boost your mood, and there is a lot of satisfaction that comes out of seeing a well maintained garden once it’s complete. Gardening helps give you exposure to vitamin D, and you can actually absorb minerals and nutrients from putting your hands in the soil. According to one study, physical activities like gardening could decrease the odds of getting dementia by as much as 36%.