Spring is the perfect time for a little cleaning. From clearing out your closet to organizing your kitchen, doing a bit of housekeeping this time of year can put you on track for a great rest of the year.
However, spring cleaning need not be limited to your home: Doing a little health cleansing can fuel your wellness for the months to come. If you are looking for some simple ways to give your health a boost, consider implementing a few of the following practices this season!
Drink More Water
Drinking more water is a simple practice that can have a big impact on your health. Staying hydrated throughout the day can reduce headaches, improve bodily functions and more. Keeping a water bottle with you at all times is an easy way to do this.
While you may be drinking fluids throughout your day, analyzing the nutritional value of what you are drinking is also pertinent. Because some juices and sports drinks can be packed with sugar, it is important to take note of what you are drinking to ensure you are not unknowingly drinking excessive sugar!
Eat Seasonal Produce
Eating seasonal produce comes with a number of benefits. Not only is buying seasonal produce typically cheaper and better for the environment, but produce during peak season is typically rich in natural vitamins and minerals, which can give your diet a boost. Eating seasonally will also help you add variation to your diet throughout the year. Some in-season Pacific Northwest produce you should consider cooking up this spring include:
Various herbs, including rosemary, sage, and thyme
Take a Minute for Mental Health
Many people fall into the habit of focusing most of their energy on their physical health, and not taking the time to evaluate their mental health. Incorporating some self-care and attention to your mental health into your routine is a great wellness practice to try this spring. Some ways to do this include:
Ease your mind with mindfulness and meditation
Make a little time for something that makes you happy every day.
Find a healthy outlet for stress, such as exercising or journaling.
Make sure you are getting enough sleep.
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