The year may start in January, but spring is when activity picks up for most people. The sun starts coming out, the house gets clean, and a spark of energy 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 so 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 stayed 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 ensure you do it.

Drink More Water 

We all fail at doing this sometimes. If you aren’t carrying a water bottle, now’s the time to fill up and stick one in your bag. Do you have a regular sugary drink 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 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. Going for a hike 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 sunscreen, wear a hat, and be mindful of your skin.

Eat More Fruits and Veggies 

Try to fill half your place with fruits and vegetables. 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 much time, scheduling even five minutes of quiet time can help. Starting a meditation practice helps many people be more mindful, and apps like Headspace can walk you through 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.