Healthy Ways to Make the Most of Your Leap Year

Although Leap Day (February 29) has come and gone, remember that all of 2016 is a leap year that’s full of exciting possibilities! This year, we got an extra 24 hours added onto the calendar, but even if you didn’t make the most of Leap Day, there’s still plenty of time to make up for it.

These are some healthy ways to make the most of your extra 24-hours, any day this year!

Plan a Day Trip

Vacations don’t necessarily have to be long and involved with lots of time-consuming planning and costs that break your budget.

With your extra day this year, plan a one-day getaway to a neighborhood or nearby town that you’ve never explored. Pack a simple bag for the day and try to be as spontaneous as possible. To enjoy the great outdoors, plan your day trip to a nearby park and pack a picnic lunch and a good book or journal to write in.

Try a New Sport Just for Fun

Very few people enjoy running on a treadmill day after day to get the exercise their bodies need. However, exercise comes in many forms and there are some truly enjoyable ways to work your body and have fun at the same time.

These activities feel more like experiences rather than another grueling day at the gym, so give one a try on your extra day this year!

  • Disc golf
  • Driving range
  • Rock climbing
  • Archery
  • Dance lesson
  • Stand-up paddleboarding

Bond with a Couples Massage NYC

Day-to-day life can make us become complacent in our relationships and settle into routines that are anything but romantic. Pick a day to treat yourself and your special someone to a couples massage. A couples massage is a great way to help you both relax and do something nice for yourselves side by side. Choose from day spa treatments like body massage therapy (Swedish, Shiatsu, Ashiatsu, Hot Stone, and Aromatherapy), facial spa treatments, or body scrub treatments in a private room in Midtown NYC.

Unplug from Devices

These days, many of us are constantly connected to the electronic devices that surround us – laptops, tablets, smartphones, TVs, and video games. Designate (at least) one day this year to be your “device-free day.” Instead of staring at a screen all day, focus your energy on face-to-face interactions with the people you care about and even total strangers!

De-Clutter and Organize

A cluttered home or office leads to a cluttered life and mind, so consider taking your extra day this year to get rid of excess stuff you don’t need. Embrace the spirit of minimalism and make piles of items to donate, sell, or recycle. Be mindful about which material possessions in your life bring you joy, and organize them in a way that brings peace and simplicity into your personal spaces.