With spring around the corner, it’s time to shed the winter blues-and any bad health habits that we may have picked up. Here are some tips to get your body and mind recharged for the new season.
1. Start your day with a grateful heart
Giving thanks and having an attitude of gratitude lead to stronger relationships, better sleep, and improved mood. Research reveals that greater appreciation not only leads to better psychological health, but also to improved physical health. While we can always find something to complain about, if we look hard enough, we can always find something to be grateful for.
2. Detoxify Your Body
Every second of every day, your body’s internal detox mechanisms are blocking, filtering, neutralizing, and excreting hazardous chemicals and compounds, as well as harmful byproducts of normal metabolism. It’s an ongoing process and optimal health depends on it.
Limit alcohol consumption and support the health of your liver. Consider taking a break from alcohol and be sure to consume foods that support the health of your liver—beets, artichokes, bone broth, egg yolks, dandelion, olive oil.
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3. Get moving outdoors
Even if it’s only a few times a week, devoting time to exercise can help you feel more alert, rested, and even provide a nice boost of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemical.
Exercising regularly offers many health benefits, ranging from managing weight to improved cardiovascular health and strength. Exercising outdoors, however, seems to provide added benefits. Research shows that you exert more energy when exercising outdoors and you also enjoy it more. People exercising outdoors report less depression and fatigue. Whether going for a morning run, a bike ride, or taking a brisk walk in the park after work, the spring season is a great time to enjoy the outdoors and be one with nature.
4. Eat seasonal produce
Some of the healthiest vegetables come into season in spring. Asparagus is high in protein, low in calories and a rich source of various vitamins. It contains high levels of potassium, which may help to control blood pressure. Studies have suggested it could also help to control blood sugar levels and fight type 2 diabetes. Spinach is rich in iron, which is key to helping red blood cells transport oxygen around the body. It is a good source of many vitamins, including vitamin K, which can help maintain bone and cartilage.
5. Use Natural Allergy Remedies
Every spring, millions of people sniffle and sneeze their way through a world suddenly bursting with pollen. Although plenty of allergy drugs are available to help ease the symptoms, most of them either cause drowsiness or over-stimulation. Fortunately, there are several effective, safe, and natural allergy remedies you can use instead.
Allergiplex- contains a specially formulated blend of homeopathic ingredients that are known to reduce allergy symptoms. These ingredients include:
- Apis mellifica (honeybee extract)‚ which can help relieve rashes‚ eyelid swelling‚ hives‚ and watery eyes caused by some allergens.
- Pulmo anaphylactica (lung histamine)‚ which helps reduce inflammation and congestion in your lungs.
- Pollantinum (pollen extract)‚ which helps your body prepare for allergy season by exposing it to a small amount of pollen‚ one of the most common allergens; this may help your body build up a resistance to seasonal allergens.
Al-gen- may help flush out and release many toxins in your body‚ which may alleviate irritation.This liquid supplement contains some of the most important plant extracts for fighting allergies. These nutrients help fight inflammation‚ provide you with your recommended daily amounts of vitamin C and fatty acids that can boost immunity‚ and relieve mild allergy symptoms.
- Black Currant: This nutrient is rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids. Its high vitamin C and gamma-linoleic acid content may lessen inflammation while relieving joint pain and stiffness.
- Rosemary: This plant extract promotes overall health and immunity.
- Juniper: This plant has anti-septic and anti-rheumatic properties. It is used to treat wounds and swelling‚ as well as to improve blood circulation and detoxification. At the same time‚ it promotes muscle relaxation while working to relieve intestinal pain.
6. Get in the Garden
Not only does it make your landscaping pretty, but gardening also burns approximately 250 to 350 calories an hour. Other benefits of gardening include improved strength, flexibility, and agility. Research has also shown that tending to a garden has a positive effect on emotional well-being. So if you haven’t gardened before, you might want to give it a try.
Yard work and gardening require stretching and hydration just like traditional workouts do. They also involve the use of heavy mechanical equipment. Next time you work in the yard, be sure to follow these tips:
If using mechanical equipment, use a strap secured across your body to normalize your center of gravity.
- Alternate using equipment on each side of your body.
- Take frequent breaks.
- Use proper lifting techniques.
- Hold heavy equipment close to your body
- Rotate tasks every 20 minutes or so to give all your major muscle groups a workout and to avoid over straining one set of muscles
7. Spring Cleaning
Spring time means spring cleaning. Unfortunately, spring cleaning usually entails toxic products, artificial perfumes and corrosive chemicals. From skin irritation and asthma, to birth defects and cancer, commercial cleaning agents are typically the most dangerous products we keep in our homes. To make matters worse, the harsh chemicals in over-the-counter cleaners can linger in your house for days after use, increasing the likelihood they’ll adversely affect not only your home’s air quality but also the environment and our water systems. If you’re looking for safer, more natural and eco-friendly ways to spring clean your home, we got you covered. Here are some of our favorite natural spring cleaning tips.
- Because of their natural acidity, lemons are a versatile disinfectant, stain-remover and air-freshener. From deep cleaning bathrooms and kitchens, to restoring table tops, laundry and furniture, lemons are an essential natural alternative to harsh cleaning agents.
Quick tip: Use lemon juice to remove tough stains from cutting boards and countertops.
Use White Vinegar
- It might not smell great but distilled white vinegar is among the most useful natural cleaners in existence. It’s a handy stain remover, deodorizer, and degreaser. Quick tip: In a reusable spray bottle, mix a 1-to-1 ratio of water and vinegar to create a highly effective all-purpose cleaner for use on countertops, toilets, ovens, microwaves, sinks, and more. The possible uses are virtually endless
Avoid using vinegar on granite or marble—vinegar is known to cause damage to these surfaces.
Use Baking Soda
- Nothing deodorizes quite like baking soda. But did you know it’s also an incredibly effective natural cleaner? From cleaning mattresses, rugs, and cloth furniture, to restoring grills, ovens, flatware and even silverware, baking soda is as versatile as any cleaner in your kitchen.
Quick tip: To clean your kitchen oven naturally, create a paste from a 3-to-1 ratio of baking soda and water; spread the paste on all dirty areas within the oven, and let it sit for at least 5 hours (dirtier ovens may require an overnight soak). Return, wipe the paste from the oven, and the grime disappears. For especially dirty ovens, you might need to repeat this process.