Northeast Wisconsin
June 2016

June 2016

Do you ever associate certain colors with particular months? For example, February seems to be unavoidably grey. January, on the other hand, is white due to the frequent chances of snow. In June, we choose green — largely due to the thriving grass, which equates to outdoors and all the potential we see to spend there in the summer.

There are big events like graduation parties, weddings, barbecues and neighborhood parties held that urge us to spend time in the fresh air, but it’s simple things like evening strolls, bike rides, yoga in the park and hiking that have a great impact on our health. According to the National Recreation and Park Association, 28 percent of adults don’t spend time outside daily.

Our computers and smartphones have an intense pull on our time, and there couldn’t be a better month of the year than June to unplug, refresh and explore all nature has to offer. The break is beneficial both physically and emotionally, so take the blue skies and warm weather as an opportunity to revert back to how you spent your childhood summer breaks: play outside!

“Keep close to nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”
—John Muir

Gardening time is here, with people enjoying plants both inside and outside of their homes. Container gardening, which is a planting method in which flowers and other plants are grown in pots and other containers, is quite popular because of design versatility. Containers can be moved from location to location…
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Salad: 3½ cups roasted purple potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces (purple potatoes can be found at most Copps grocery stores in the produce section) 1½ cups cauliflower, separated into small florets 1 carrot, cut into 2-inch pieces 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves 4 tablespoons olive oil Sea salt Black peppercorns,…
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Nice weather often equates to an uptick in road trips. During such trips, motorists and their passengers will need to take breaks to refuel both their vehicles and their bodies. Rest stop and convenience store snack options are often unhealthy, and it can be difficult for nutrition-minded travelers to find…
Summer is finally here! We are all looking forward to the sun and warmth we have waited for all winter, and we want to share some good times with family and friends. Let’s celebrate!Graduations, barbecues and weddings are three of the many reasons to gather loved ones and friends during…
Dare to go bare this summer! Barefoot, that is. Explore the outdoors barefoot and gain the health benefits for your mind, body and soul through a sole connection with nature. When you walk barefoot on the earth it is called earthing or grounding. Scientists have studied the effects of earthing…
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