Your Healthy Spring Guide

Spring is the perfect time to shake up your routine and put some spring into your step.

Whether you’re looking for ways to perk up your plate or getting back to outdoor play, here are ways to kick-start your spring.

Get outside and play

Warmer weather makes spring the perfect time to get outside and get active. You can start with small steps – literally – by taking a walk around your block or neighbourhood. Looking for something more adventurous? Activities such as hiking or rock climbing might be more your speed. Remember to keep safety in mind as you get back to exercising outdoors and enjoying the sunnier days.

  • Put one foot in front of the other and walk your way to health with this all-ages guide to local walking adventures.
  • Read these bike safety tips to keep you and your family safe while biking.
  • Get outside and banish boredom. Read Seven ways to fill spring days for fun ideas to be active this spring.
  • Avoid sun burns, which can occur even in mild weather. Learn how to stay safe in the sun and heat as you enjoy the sunnier weather.
  • Learn how to avoid, check for and safely remove ticks, which can live in the grassy and woody areas. Ticks can spread Lyme disease and other infections.
  • Think about your transportation options and how you can lower your impact on the environment. Is it possible to start taking transit, biking, walking or running to where you need to go?

Get your home ready for extreme weather

Spring is a beautiful time of year! With the changing climate, it can also be a time for unpredictable weather. Use this season to make sure your home and your loved ones are ready for extreme weather.

  • Flooding: Flooding can happen in the spring when the snow pack is melting and the province experiences intense rain.
  • Heat: Start getting ready for summer heat early in the spring. Heatwaves can catch us by surprise.
    • Ensure your home is prepared for heat early in the season, which may mean investing in cooling units and practicing window safety for children to prevent falls from windows and balconies.
  • Indoor air quality: Think about how to improve indoor air quality in your home, as this season can bring allergens, such as ragweed and pollen, and outdoor pollutants into your home. Investing in an air filtration unit is best, but if that is not possible, you can make an effective and inexpensive one yourself.

Make a fresh start with spring foods

Spring is a great time to re-explore our relationships with fresh, local fruits and vegetables. You may even consider growing your own.

Below are tips on mindful eating and drinking, gardening and other fun activities for you and your family this spring.

More spring health and safety tips

Read more tips below on vaccines, safety around windows and balconies, and more.


  • Take precautions to avoid tick bites
  • Keeping the roads safe for cyclists
  • Road safety tips on being a bike-friendly driver
  • Why cyclists sometimes ride in the middle of the road

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