Spring Is Here! Are you cultivating your own health?
The weather is warmer, flowers are blooming, and the promise of a vibrant summer is in the air. What are you doing to prepare for your own vibrant, and healthy, summer?
Spring is a great time to reinvigorate your healthy habits. With the days getting longer, we have more energy and can fit in a bit more activity. There are seven weeks before Memorial Day (and the start of summer), what will you do to be more healthy?
Here are some suggestions to sow your seeds of good health:
- Take a walk outside: Double your benefits by not only getting exercise, but also lowering your stress by enjoying nature. Don’t worry, even a 5 minute walk can make a difference. Here are some ideas:
- Take Fido for a quick sniff and trot.
- Park farther away or take a lap around your building before you start work.
- Take your coffee break outside.
- Make that 3 pm meeting a walk & talk.
- Listen to that conference call as you stroll.
- Digest your dinner and the day with a evening walk with someone you enjoy.
- Clear the Air: Make this the summer you quit smoking! Ridding your life of tobacco is the biggest gift you can give yourself (and the people who love you) – and the best part is you start reaping the benefits – increased lung capacity, improved sense of smell and taste, decrease risk of illness – right away! Check here for resources.
- Add Some Crunch: Eat something crunchy – no, I don’t mean chips! Spring is a great time to load up on fresh fruits and veggies. Enjoy salads, stir fries, and fresh soups at lunch and dinner to bump up your fruit and veggie intake.
- Drink Up: With the weather getting warmer, it is important to stay hydrated! Grab a water bottle and drink up!
- Check It Out: If it has been a while, Spring is a great time to check in with your doctor and have your blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol checked. Make sure everything looks good for a great, and healthy, summer!
Make a commitment to better health in the next seven weeks. Pick something to do every day and sow the seeds of your own good health!
She is a heart attack survivor and the author of the Busy Woman’s Guide to a Healthy Heart as well as 3 other books on wellness. She writes one of the top 50 health and wellness blogs and is a sought-after heart health, stress management, & wellness speaker.
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