Springtime Health and Happiness
Springtime is a great time for a new start especially if those New Year goals haven’t gone quite as planned. That’s ok, we have got you covered!
- Schedule an appointment for a checkup. It is good to get a baseline on your health or talk to someone about any current health concerns.
- Sleep. On average, Americans lose 40 minutes of sleep when we set the clocks ahead in the spring. Such sleep disturbances can lead mood disruptions and increased irritability. Sleep disturbances can mess with hormones in the body and wreak havoc on the diet.
- Eat or drink more green veggies and fruit. Consuming more vegetables and fruit can prolong life. 9+ servings a day is the latest recommendation. Smoothies are a great way to sneak in those fruits and veggies (spinach, kale, etc.).
- Get outside to exercise. The days are longer, so that means more time to be outside. Whether it is a walk after dinner or a walk over lunch, go move and be active! Vitamin D levels dip during the winter months due to decreased sun exposure which helps our body make Vitamin D. This sunshine vitamin has many roles in the body, including modulation of cell growth, neuromuscular and immune function, and reduction of inflammation. Approximately 5–30 minutes of sun exposure between 10 AM and 3 PM at least twice a week to the arms, legs, or back without sunscreen usually lead to sufficient vitamin D synthesis. Vitamin D can be checked in the blood, please contact the office if you are interested in having your levels checked.
- Protect skin. Make sure to use some sunscreen on your face with SPF 15 or higher that protects against UVA and UVB rays since that can cause sun damage. Protect your eyes with sunglasses and a hat as well. Life. Health. Happiness. recommends Poofy Organics Sunscreen. https://lifehealthhappiness.poofyorganics.com
- Start planning your garden. Gardening is therapeutic, kids love digging in the dirt and growing your own food can be rewarding! Plus, you control what goes on the garden (no pesticides).
- Shop local. If you don’t garden or have space, you can start shopping at local farmers markets. There are also community supported agriculture (CSA) businesses to help you find local produce. (localharvest.org)
- Allergies. Stay on top of your allergies by working on your gut. Leaky gut can contribute to food and seasonal allergies. There are lots of natural allergy options if you have seasonal allergies. Both the respiratory tract and the digestive tract are immune barriers and protect the body from outside invaders.
- Add meditation. We live such busy lives and need to take time to unwind. There are many meditation apps or videos on Youtube. Calm app – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/calm-meditation-to-relax-focus-sleep-better/id571800810?mt=8
- De-clutter and spring clean. A cleaner house equals a cleaner mind and happier overall. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up is a quick read that can help de-clutter. If anything, just start with your clothes. There is also a free app – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/konmari/id1098041470
- Use non-toxic cleaners. Make sure you are using cleaners and household products that are safe for the whole family.
Remember, it’s about changing habits and a lifestyle that gets results.
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