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4 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in May

Disclosure: I was compensated for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

I’m keeping my fingers crossed that there will be no more snow this Spring. With the way the weather has been these past few months you never know. We had snow only a couple weeks ago! I think the Spring weather is finally here to stay now. This kind of weather is my favourite. Not too hot and not too cold. It’s t-shirt weather! 

My daughter, Bridget, loves the outdoors. She’s an active little girl who enjoys biking, jumping on the trampoline and just running around and enjoying life as a kid. I wish I had her energy!

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I also like spending time outdoors being active, but I usually pay for it the next day. This past week I was doing some raking in the yard. I was was picking up leaves to bring to the side of the road for our Spring clean-up. I spent about an hour outside, bending and shoveling this huge pile of leaves that were left from the Fall. The next day I could barely walk! I think I overdid it. I told myself that the job needed to be done and I was tired of looking at the yard mess, but boy did I ever feel out of sorts. 

My back and arms were the areas that hurt the most. I don’t have the luxury of staying in bed all day to rest and recover so I managed my symptoms using a muscle rub. RUB A535 has been in my medicine cabinet (and my parents medicine cabinet too!) for as long as I can remember. RUB A535 Natural Source Arnica Gel-Cream (or Spray) is one of the newer products I’ve tried. It’s made with 100% naturally sourced Arnica montana. I remember a few years ago my chiropractor recommeneded I use Arnica on my sore neck muscles!


RUB A535 Natural Source Arnica Gel-Cream helps to treat inflammation and muscle soreness and can be used by all members of your family age 2 and older. For kids, you can use it on their bumps and bruises. It’s non-greasy and comes in a portable tube so you can keep it in your bag if you’re out for the day. 

Speaking of things to do outside….I’ve got a few things that you can enjoy this month, weather permitting of course! Make sure to pack the RUB A535 Natural Source Arnica Gel-Cream or Spray if you over-do it.

1. Gardening (or Yard Work): It’s time to prep the yard for the warmer months. Get rid of leaves or debris that may have blown into your yard over the winter. If you’ve got a green thumb, plant your flower beds to make the yard nice and pretty. 

2. Join a league: Sports are a great way to get active and meet new people in your area. In our area, there’s a softball league for women. 

3. Visit a local playground or park: Take the kids and head to the playground with them. If you’re feeling nimble, climb the jungle gym! I like to visit our local park down by the waterfront. During low tide, we walk on the rocks and look for crabs and other little critters. 

4.Camping: Go camping even if its in your own backyard. It’s been years since I’ve gone camping and I think it’s due time for a trip.

What are some of the things you are looking forward to doing outside this month?

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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