How To Stay Healthy When Seasons Change

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As we begin to transition from winter into the warmer temperatures of spring, we find ourselves shifting gears and coming back into more structured routines.

Winter chills may have caused you to let go of your active lifestyle and instead settle for lazing around the house, watching more TV than you should, and making unhealthy meal choices – now you can officially say goodbye to those days.

Spring is here, you can now refresh your exercise regimen and make better food choices, no excuses!

If you’re not sure how to stay healthy, here are a few tips to help you stay healthy this season:

  • Get Active:
    Now that the days are longer and bursting with warmth and fresh air. You don’t need a fancy gym membership to keep fit; there are alternative ways to ensure you keep an active lifestyle. Making a few changes to your daily routine can also do wonders for your health:

    -Take a walk
    -Go cycling
    -Go hiking
    -Turn household chores into workouts
    -Go jogging

  • Spring Clean Your Eating Habits:
    It’s vital to fuel your body with good nutrition. Looking best is not only about exercising, but it has a lot to do with what you feed your body. The first step is to get rid of all junk, the unhealthy food items in your household. Fill your fridge with fresh vegetables, seasonal fruits, protein and healthy snacks.
  • Be Sure to Hydrate!

Staying healthy is one of the most important ways to keep healthy. According to [1]Harvard Health Publishing, drinking water is crucial to maintaining the function of every system in your body, including your heart, brain, and muscles. Fluids carry nutrients to your cells, flush bacteria from your bladder, and prevent constipation. A hydrated body is a healthy body!

  • Strengthen Your Immune System:
    [2]Health24 suggests the following tips to help boost your immune system:

    -Increase your intake of the antioxidants vitamin C, vitamin A, beta and mixed carotenes, vitamin E and selenium.
    -Eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables and drink a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice every day.
    -Take an antioxidant food supplement combination throughout winter.
    -Control your stress levels with daily relaxation techniques.
    -Do regular moderate exercise, but listen to your body and take a break when you’re feeling under the weather.
    -Herbs like Echinacea, garlic, chickweed, liqourice root and golden seal are excellent immune system boosters.

  • Get Enough Rest
    Your body needs rest. Not getting enough sleep can take a toll on your body, resulting in fatigue and muscle aches. According to [3]Brandon Berman, in-house expert from Bustle, “Sleep gives your body energy by allowing it to reset, recover, and rebuild; without sleep, your body is left feeling sluggish, depleted, and weak.”

Make a decision today to live a healthy lifestyle. It might not be an easy adjustment after winter, but you’ll agree that the rewards will make the sacrifice worth it. Are you ready to spring into a healthier lifestyle?

[1] https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/the-importance-of-staying-hydrated

[2] https://www.health24.com/Lifestyle/Healthy-you/is-there-a-difference-between-winter-and-summer-colds-20161010-4

[3] https://www.bustle.com/articles/182023-11-ways-to-know-that-your-body-is-slowing-down-needs-rest