6 Health Tips for the Season
It’s time for you to do the same, and these springtime health tips will help you tune into the season so you can rise to your fullest potential.
1. Renew Your Resolutions
Spring is a time when things change and grow. It is a time for start fresh. A time for new beginnings.
Take a look at your “failed” January resolutions. Spring months might prove to be a better time support you in your endeavours.
2. Invigorate Your Exercise Routine
Feeling restless? That’s normal this time of year.
Instead of letting that agitation irritate you, harness it and take yourself to the next level.
Walk a little faster, bike uphill instead of flat stretches, go to a dance class, join a softball league, or try a yoga class.
3. Wake-Up Earlier and Play Outside
The sun is shining earlier and staying out later. Support your internal rhythms and experiment by starting your day with the sun.
Go outside to watch the dawn.
Let yourself laugh and play and feel the fresh spring air as a child would.
Celebrate the newness and potential of the season as you emerge from your own hibernation.
Even if you’re grumpy when you get out of bed earlier, give yourself the chance to see what happens when you let yourself out of your shell and feel the earth under your feet. You might just discover something new.
4. Lighten Up Your Food
Spring is a time for expanding energy, not storing.
Therefore, heavier, slow-cooked winter meals should increasingly be replaced with briskly-cooked fresh ingredients.
Instead of eating root vegetables, try eating more of the veggies that are popping up above the soil like beans, asparagus, and spring onions.
Replace soups and roasts with lightly steamed or stir-fried ingredients that still have a bit of their crunch.
5. The Flavours of Springtime
Springtime is also a time to support your Liver, (the organ associated with spring.)
Add some sour foods like vinegar and lemon into your dishes.
Also think about pungent flavours. Sprucing up your meals with mint, spring onions, ginger, horseradish, mustard, and pepper will leave you feeling clear and invigorated.
Finally, fending off the cool spring winds with gently warming herbs like fennel, oregano, rosemary, caraway, dill, and bay leaves will keep you thriving until the summer heat hits full-force.
6. Stay Bundled
The winds are blowing stronger this time of year.
Even though the weather is getting warmer, make sure you keep that scarf on and refrain from walking around barefoot until the sun is shining more consistently.
Spring is an exciting time of transition, but don’t let your enthusiasm get ahead of you!