We are on our way to warmer temperatures, longer days, more sunshine and fresh flowers! The arrival of spring will put a pep in just about everybody’s step. With cold, dark days (hopefully) in the rearview mirror now might be a good time to check in with the habits that might be keeping you from who you want to be – and starting new habits that will help you become the best version of yourself.
Spring presents a great opportunity for a personal check in! If you’re in need of a little health and wellness reboot, here are a few tips to get you started.
Soak In the Sunshine
Vitamin D packs some serious health benefits, as long as you are taking the appropriate precautions. The right amount of natural sunlight can support better sleep, increase energy, boost your immune system, improve eye health, lower blood pressure, and even aid in weight loss.
As the seasons change, so does the available seasonal produce. Each season presents itself with a variety of fresh and delicious produce. Spring is a great time to start trying out recipes and incorporating more seasonal fruits and vegetables into your diet. No only does eating seasonal produce provide a higher nutritional value, it is typically the cheaper option at the grocery store and is environmentally-friendly.
Spending more time outside in warmer temperatures can cause your body to lose moisture through the act of sweating. Drinking enough water is essential for bodily functions, cognitive thinking and increased exercise performance. Did you know that not drinking enough water can even cause weight gain?