Spring is the season of new beginnings and a fresh start! It’s time to harness the energy of the season and make some positive changes in your life. Below are five spring wellness tips that will help you to have a healthy and happy spring!
Sometimes it’s hard to squeeze a workout into your day. At the end of the day, we are usually too tired to start. That’s why we suggest working out in the morning. Waking up early to work out will help start your day with more energy, focus, and optimism. It will also get your metabolism going so you can burn more calories throughout the day. If you continue to work out in the morning, it will become a habit before you know it!
In the morning, many of us grab a coffee and breakfast bar and rush out of the door. Some people skip breakfast altogether. However, having a healthy breakfast is key to starting your day right. It gives you energy and helps you to focus on getting tasks done. If you want to start having a healthier breakfast, we suggest planning the night before. Preparing your breakfast the night before will help you to follow through in the morning!
With the busyness of our lives, sometimes it's hard to find time just for ourselves. However, finding time for yourself is just as important as anything else in your day. What you choose to do by yourself does not have to be complicated or very long. It can be as simple as reading a good book, taking a walk, or enjoying a morning cup of coffee. Schedule time for yourself on your to-do list and treat it like you would any other task.
Technology has infiltrated every part of our lives. Sometimes we need to give our eyes and minds a break from the screen. Taking a break from technology can help you to feel more productive and boost your mood. The lovely spring weather is even more of an incentive to have a digital detox. Replace the time you would spend on your phone, computer, or television with finding a new hobby or activity. You could also use that time to make memories with your family and friends.
Adults need at least seven hours of sleep at night. Our quality of sleep directly affects our mental and physical health. Sleep impacts our productivity, energy, emotional balance, cardiovascular health, immune function, creativity, and even our weight. You can improve your sleep quality by going to sleep and waking up at the same time every day. Also, avoid bright screens around one to two hours before your bedtime. The blue light that emits from phones, computers, or televisions can contribute to poor sleep.
Let us know if you try any of these tips and if they have helped you!
9 Strategies for a Healthy Spring: https://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/infographic/healthy-spring.htm
The Importance of Eating a Healthy Breakfast: https://www.harrisschool.edu/the-importance-of-eating-a-healthy-breakfast/