Is it spring yet? 7 wonderful things spring brings

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Sick of winter? Don’t worry; spring comes in March. Here are great things to look forward to in spring:

  1. Warmer weather

    Experience a comfortable temperature ranging from 11.8 °C to 24.8 °C. Walk outside, get some sun and breathe fresh air in spring.

  2. Start of longer days

    Days start to get longer in spring. Watch this video to understand the changing of the seasons:

    Video from the California Academy of Sciences.

    Did you know that sunlight makes you happy? Sunlight increases the brain’s release of serotonin, a hormone that boosts mood. It helps a person feel calm and focused. More sunlight contributes to a positive mood.

    Daylight Saving Time (DST) starts again on the second Sunday of March. Read What is Daylight Saving Time? to know why we change time.

  3. Greenery, flowers and the animals are back

    Spring showers wash away the snow and mud to show green trees, shrubs and grass. Flowers start to bloom. Birds come back. You will hear Canada geese passing by. Squirrels and rabbits play in your backyard.

  4. Get ready for spring fashion

    Time to keep your winter coat. Start taking out your t-shirts, light dresses and shorts. You will still need a light sweater or jacket. No need for thermal underwear, ski pants or winter boots.

  5. More outdoor activities

    Get your barbecue grill ready. Get ready for gardening, walking your dog, jogging, playing frisbee and other outdoor sports (don’t forget to follow safety protocols like wearing a mask). Spring and summer are camping seasons. Experience the beauty of Manitoba’s parks and historic sites. Read Camping tips for beginners for tips.

  6. Spring break

    Spring break is at the end of March. Time for spring cleaning! Get your kids to help you to lighten the work. Read Spring cleaning in the time of COVID-19: Here’s how to sanitize your home for tips to deep clean your home. It’s also time for family bonding with picnics at the park and camping trips. Celebrate Easter and join activities around the city.

  7. Hints of summer

    Summer starts when spring ends. Victoria Day marks the first day of cottage season in Manitoba. It is on the last Monday of May before the 24th. Time for road trips, beachcombing and other adventures. Get your sunglasses and sunblock ready!

 
Source: What are the benefits of sunlight? Rachel Nail, RN, BSN, CCRN, Healthline.com. Article updated February 2020.

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