Springtime isn’t just about doing spring cleaning in your home. It’s also a great time to take extra care of your body and mind by getting healthier. Use the following tips to improve your health this spring.
Get Up and Move
Sitting too much and not getting regular physical activity raises your risk of having serious health problems. Make it a habit to get up more this spring and be more active on a regular basis. For example, take walks each day, use the stairs instead of elevators and stand up and walk around every so often throughout the day rather than sitting most of the day. Being on your feet more helps you get healthier and prevents too much weight gain.
Take a good look at your diet, including the amounts of food you eat. Plan on cutting back on foods that aren’t good for you, such as simple carbs, sugary foods, saturated fats and heavily processed foods. Eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and other healthy foods this spring. Switching to a more nutritious diet helps you feel better physically and mentally. You can include seasonal produce in your meals, or have them as snacks throughout the season.
Get More Sleep
Many people don’t get as much sleep as they need each night, which can take a toll on the body in different ways. Getting more sleep can help you feel sharper while also ensuring that you have plenty of energy throughout the day. More sleep can also lower your risk of health problems related to a lack of sleep, including a lowered immune system. Try going to bed earlier, make sure that your room is kept at a comfortable temperature and avoid looking at screens before bedtime.
Drink More Water
Staying hydrated as the weather gets warmer is highly important. However, drinking the wrong kinds of beverages can negatively affect your health. Limit or avoid drinking beverages with a lot of sugar, such as soda and lemonade, and do the same for alcoholic drinks. Instead, plan on drinking more water during the day. Water fills you up and keeps you hydrated without increasing your sugar intake.
Unplug and Unwind
Staying connected to your phone, laptop or tablet most of the day can add to your stress levels. Take time to unplug and enjoy your surroundings this spring. Make time for yourself to do relaxing activities that you enjoy, such as reading a book or going for a walk. Unwinding and taking time away from mobile devices helps your brain stay calm and lowers your stress levels.
If you need any help feeling your best this spring, please stop by PrimeCare Urgent Care. We can provide you with healthcare services to help you stay healthy.