The spring season brings warmth, sunshine and greenery. Longer days and that extra pep in your step should give you a clue that spring is here! That doesn’t mean it’s all fun and games. Here are some tips to help you get ready for spring:
- Fruits and Veggies. During the winter season, we eat a lot of heavy foods; mac and cheese, chili and other high calorie foods. Now is the time to swap out those heavy foods for seasonal fruits and veggies. Now, you don’t have to cut them out entirely because, hey, who doesn’t love a nice and hearty chili? But it’s time to start consuming healthier food options.
- H20. In the colder months, we drink a lot of hot drinks. Now is the time to drink more water to flush your body of toxins. The recommended amount is at least 8 eight ounce glasses a day. Although ice water is very refreshing, room temperature water is best for your body. Lemon water in particular has great benefits for the body.
- Exercise. If you’ve been working towards your summer body goals all winter, now is not the time to stop. In fact, try adding an additional 10-20 minutes to your routine. If you’re a little late to the game, try working out at least 30 minutes a day. Your body will thank you and you will see a difference come swim suit season.
- Spring Cleaning. This isn’t to say that you haven’t cleaned your house all winter, but since you have been stuck in doors for months, your home has accumulated more grime than you think. Start fresh for the warmer months. Be sure to give anything that you are getting rid of to those in need.
- Get Outdoors. You’ve been cooped up inside for months. Get outdoors and absorb some vitamin c, family time and even get some exercise in.
- Get ‘er Done. Spring means summer is right around the corner. Take this time to buckle down on work, school, sports and any of your other commitments. That way you can spend more time to enjoy summer.
- Try Something New. Is there something that you’ve always wanted to do? Now is the time. Go somewhere new or find a new hobby.
- Family Time. Don’t forget about the people closest to you. Maybe plan a family reunion of picnic at your local park.
- New Look. Many people go for a new look when the season changes; a new haircut or hair color, a new wardrobe. Spice things up a bit.