Spring Into Summer

By · May 8, 2014 · Wellness · Leave a comment
Running woman. Female Runner Jogging during Outdoor Workout in a

The temperatures are finally edging upward. With each degree I feel a certain sense of joy and relief.

Let’s face it, this was one long winter.

Now with the sun on my face, I am ready to loosen the layers and breathe.

Change is in the air, and we must flow with it.

Every season brings a new rhythm, and Spring is all about rebirth.

Here are a few quick and easy ways to let the fresh air into our lives to feel healthier, look fantastic, and embrace the months ahead.

Let’s start with your diet. Let go of all those heavy foods that were meant to keep you warm through cold winter days. Replace the dense carbs and comfort foods with lighter, more water-based options.

Think plants, and let the green foods in.

Bust out the grill for lower calorie choices of chicken, fish and veggies.

Hydration is a big part of the rejuvenation process. While drinking more water might have been difficult during the cold months, it’s time to turn on the spout. If you are even slightly dehydrated, you will feel sluggish and drained, and weight loss will be harder.

Like a garden, you will see amazing results by adding some “Miracle Gro” in the form of a freshly juiced green drink daily.

Higher temperatures mean less clothing and more body parts being exposed. Take stock of your warm weather wardrobe. If your clothing is feeling a little too snug, get down to business now. A detox is a great way to jumpstart weight loss.

Put some extra oomph on those lagging body parts (butt, belly, bat wings).

Exercise loves consistency as much at it loves warm weather.

Taking your workouts outside will do wonders for your waistline and your soul. If you are stuck in a workout rut, now is the time to try something new; yoga on the beach, kayaking, paddleboarding, and boot camps in the park. There is no excuse to not get out there and move.

And while you are moving, shake off the post-holiday stress; breathe deeply, smell the roses, and get your daily dose of vitamin D. Nothing will lift your mood faster than fresh air and sunshine.

So here’s the nutshell: Watch your portion sizes, make healthier seasonal choices, and exercise every day.

You see, it’s as easy as a walk in the park. Now keep walking.

What will you change now that the warmer weather is here?

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