Sunday was the first day of spring and since it snowed we can only get warmer from here! Which means we can start going outside again! Getting outside has endless benefits. Starting from breathing in fresh air, getting vitamin D, and exercising. Vitamin D can improve your health by supporting the immune system and maintaining your bones and teeth. Exercising is an important activity that should be carried out daily. Long Island has beautiful places you can visit to get both your vitamin D and exercise in for the day. Right in our own backyard is the Bethpage bike trail. Starting from Bethpage State Park and ending at Jones Beach State Park. Also along this bike path is the greenbelt trail where you can do some hiking. Once you make it to Jones Beach you can visit the Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center. After you visit the south shore try visiting the north shore and visiting the Muttontown Preserve which features glacial kame and kettle ponds. Also while on the north shore try stopping at Nissequoque State Park. Here you can take the greenbelt trail for hiking, play on the soccer fields or later in the spring you can launch a kayak or canoe. The opportunities to get outside and get moving this spring are endless. Bring the family, bring the dog, or go by yourself. Just get moving!