Springtime is here and with it comes warm temperatures, growth, and new opportunities. The change of the season is a perfect time to create healthy and positive habits and carry them forward for the rest of the year. Here are a few steps that can be taken to make the most of what this new season provides.
1. Go on Walks
While its understandable to want to just rest your feet for your entire day off after a long shift walking every single day leads to many increased health benefits. Just a few of these benefits are: Lower blood pressure and reducing your chances of developing osteoporosis and cancer. Just adding a small thirty minute walk every day is the biggest step to a healthier lifestyle.
2. Eat Healthy
Lets face it: nobody likes going on a diet, especially not one that requires a lot of cooking and meal preparation. Thankfully it’s totally possible to eat well without hurting your budget or losing any valuable time. There are tons of great resources out there for inexpensive healthy and fast meals. Check out some delicious low calorie spring flavors here: http://www.nursecore.com/2016/03/5-healthy-recipes-for-spring/
3. Take some time for yourself
With the winter behind us and summer looming ahead it’s easy to get lost in the daily routine of work-eat-sleep and forget to take some time for ourselves. It’s extremely important to take small moments out of the day to call a friend, read a book, or just relax. Researchers at the University of Florida found that people with high amounts of stress are at a much greater chance of heart disease and that taking even a few minutes everyday greatly reduced the odds of heart problems.
4. Drink more water
This point is something that is talked about over and over, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t important. With the warmer weather it is important to increase water intake to avoid becoming dehydrated. Drinking a glass of water before each meal can also help with appetite control and weight loss.