The year may technically start in January, but spring is when activity picks up for most people. The sun starts coming out, the house gets clean, and there is a spark of energy that sings of promise. What to do with it is up to you, but to keep that spirit going, spring is the perfect time to check in on your health you can make the most of the sunny days!
Check-In On Your Sleep Schedule
Adults need seven hours of sleep a night. The most consistent you can stay with the time you are sleeping, the better off you will be. If you’ve been staying up late this winter, now’s your chance to readjust.
Get Active
Set a daily time for a walk in your calendar, or sign up for some exercise classes. Putting more activity in your schedule at a set time will make sure you do it.
Drink More Water
We all fail at doing this sometimes. If you aren’t carrying a water bottle around with you, now’s the time to fill up and stick one in your bag. Do you have a sugary drink you regularly have that you could replace with one more water? These small changes make all the difference.
Quit Smoking
It’s time. This is one of the absolute best things you can do for your health.
Take Control of Your Allergies
Prevent your allergy attacks early. When did you last talk to your doctor about this?
Get a Check Up
Have you had your regular checkup? Spring is a great time for checking in with your doctor for preventative screenings. This is also the time to check in with your local STD testing facility.
Spend More Time Outside
There are many benefits to spending a little more time outside now that the weather is warming. Spending regular time in nature has been proven to improve mental health. If you go for a hike that will count toward your exercise for the day. And don’t discount the Vitamin D the sun has to offer you!
Wear Your Sunscreen
Staying sun safe is not a joke. Wear some sunscreen, put on a hat, and be mindful of taking care of your skin.
Eat More Fruits and Veggies
Try to fill half your place with fruits and vegetables. Taking a weekly trip to your local farmer’s market will count as some time spent outside, and help fill your fridge with these much-needed vitamins!
Take Some Time For Yourself
If you’re feeling stressed, don’t ignore it. If you don’t have a lot of time, scheduling even five minutes of quiet time can help. Starting a meditation practice helps many people be a bit more mindful, and apps like Headspace can walk you through doing even a three-minute meditation. If that’s not for you, go for a walk, read a book, or have a quick phone call with your best friend.
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