Ah, spring. There’s something simply magical about the season. It’s a natural time of “out with the old and in with the new.” Although spring doesn’t just have to be about cleaning and reorganizing your closet. It can be for our bodies too. It’s really a time of transition for everything, which makes it the perfect season to shake up your routine and start a new healthy habit or…5! Here are our 5 habits to get a head start in your spring health!
At some point in the day take a minute and think about (or even better, write down) a few things you are grateful for. Even if it’s just one thing, recognize and appreciate it. Focusing on gratitude can shift your entire mindset and even your whole body chemistry to make you healthier.
I know this one can be hard… Spring is a reminder though to “stop and smell the flowers.” When consciously slow ourselves down and take time to relax and enjoy in the company of others or even just ourselves it’s another way to hit that reset button. It recharges us and gives us renewed energy to continue with our day, perhaps at a more even, less harried pace.
Spring is a natural time of detoxification and renewal. Eating more raw fruits and vegetables is a great way to enhance your body’s own natural detox process with whole foods. There’s no need to do an extreme sort of detox like a juice cleanse or water fast to get detoxifying results. Our bodies are constantly detoxing problem is we do things that get in the way, over burden our detox organs (ie. the liver) and hamper the process (read: booze and dessert). By simply adding in more raw, whole foods, and easing up the burden on the liver, we can really help our use Spring as a natural time to clean up.
Sweat is one of the main ways our bodies get rid of toxins. We release toxins when we sweat – literally sweating them out. So go get your sweat on…
Taking even just 5 minutes to connect with yourself, or nature, God or a higher power can be like hitting the reset button. It might be meditating, praying, journaling, sitting with your eyes closed… find something that’s your own little “power charge” that you can do when you need it.