The arrival of spring is the perfect time to reevaluate and repurpose your habits. It’s a time of possibility, a time to take stock of the habits that might be holding you back from being who you want to be — and to form new habits that help you become a better version of yourself. If you want to pay your health and well-being a little extra attention this spring, but don’t know where to start, here are a few tips to get you started.
Spring and summer are great times to incorporate more fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables into the diet. Warmer weather produce, like mushrooms, bell peppers, zucchini, and berries, are all packed with micronutrients the body needs and thrives on.
When it’s warmer outside, your body can lose more moisture through sweating, even if you don’t feel yourself getting sweaty. Dehydration can pose serious health risks if severe — and even if you’re just mildly dehydrated, it can cause fatigue, low energy, and headaches. To help prevent dehydration, it’s important to take proactive steps to drink enough water throughout the day, such as by keeping a water bottle handy at all times.
Getting enough physical activity every day is really important. It can be as simple as taking a walk down the block or spending some time gardening. Any activity that gets your bones and muscles moving can help. Exposure to sunlight also helps the skin produce vitamin D, which is good for bone health and other functions in the body.