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Strategies for a Healthy Spring

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Apr 01, 2022

Believe it or not, it is already the month of April! The warmer weather and bright skies in spring can bring about a great amount of excitement after the winter months. The changing of the seasons is also an excellent time to adopt new healthy habits or take control of any existing health problems triggered during this time. Here are a few tips to help you "spring into wellness."

Wake early to exercise: The mornings are warming up, and spring means the sun rises earlier each day. So take good advantage of this change. Get out and exercise before starting your day, whether it's going for a run or walking the dog. Exercising before work can begin your day on a high note with clarity and energy. Make sure to consult with your doctor before beginning any new exercise regimen.

Introduce Superfoods into Your Diet: Springtime means that new vegetables and fruit are in season. Think about incorporating super foods such as walnuts, blueberries, asparagus, and strawberries to make your diet both healthy and exciting.

‍Say "yes" to a healthy breakfast: It's a solid foundation and great start for any day. And make sure to partner a morning exercise routine with a healthy breakfast. You will need energy to make the most of your fitness regimen.  

Maintain adequate hydration: How often do you drink the recommended 64 ounces of water each day? For your body to perform at a high level, it is essential to stay hydrated. A glass of water can also be a good appetite suppressant and can help maintain a healthy weight.

‍Proper sleeping habits help maintain a healthy weight: Strive to sleep 6-8 hours each night. Also, staying up late has been shown to increase the likelihood of overeating. Achieving proper rest will help reduce the opportunity to make bad diet decisions while preparing you for the demands of the next day.

Remove Allergy Triggers: Spring time is synonymous with plants being in full bloom, which also means that you can expect there to be more outdoor and indoor allergy triggers such as pollen and dust mites. You can control allergy symptoms by regularly washing linens and blankets, avoiding outdoor time when the pollen count is high, and taking time to talk to your doctor about any remedies that can alleviate your symptoms.

Protect Your Skin: As you spend more and more time outdoors, it is important to take precaution to protect your skin by wearing sunblock. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that you choose a sunblock with an SPF higher than 30 that has UVA-blocking ingredients. Talk to your healthcare provider.

‍Schedule screenings and doctor's appointments: Spring is a good time for a health tune-up. For example, before starting an exercise routine, it is always recommended to check with your primary care physician. And are there any allergy medications that need to be refilled before heading outside? When the weather turns warm and the blossoms start coming out, it is our signal to get ahead of the game for making each summer fun and rewarding. Many of the activities above can be done with friends, family, and coworkers for mutual reinforcement. And it is not too early to start acquainting kids with some of these habits for a lifetime of healthy living.

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