Now is the perfect time to spring clean your health. A good strategy for better health will incorporate eating right, movement, hydration and sleep among others. By evaluating your health plan and eliminating bad habits you will only improve. We have put together a list of ways to enjoy the Spring season and stay healthy.
Spring Clean Your Health Eat Right
Good Health Starts with Diet and it isn’t that hard. Make sure you are adding good foods and eliminating the bad ones. Add a variety of fruits and vegetables that you enjoy to your diet plan. Make sure to include healthy fats from produce and whole foods like avocados, nuts, and seeds. Stay away from foods that include refined oils and fried foods.
Healthy Foods to Include:
– Leafy Greens
– Cruciferous Vegetables- Lean Beef and Chicken Breast
– Boiled and Sweet Potatoes
Below are some inexpensive foods that make a great choice for a healthy meal:
– Brown rice
– Whole wheat pasta
– Whole wheat bread
– Tomato sauce
– Canned tomatoes
– beans lentils
– Frozen vegetables
– Canned tuna
– Canned vegetable soups
Foods to Eliminate or eat in Moderation:
Poor Food Choices
– Soda and Sugary drinks.
– Sweetened breakfast cereals
– Fried foods
– Bakery Items
Remember when it comes to eating healthy, regardless of age, the choices you make will have a major impact on your health. Choosing to eat a balanced diet will provide the nutrients to maintain good health. It is important to get the right amount of nutrients including fats, carbohydrates, protein, vitamins and minerals.
Spring Clean Your Health With A Good Night’s Rest
A good night sleep is so important to good health that it cannot be understated. During sleep many things are happening to our bodies. We energize, heal and strengthen when we sleep. Sleep is essential for optimal wellness and without it we could not function. This spring we urge you to clean up your sleep habits and get some rest.
Some tips for better sleep include:
– stop spending lots of time in front of a computer or phone before bed
– do not exercise right before bed time
– try not to eat a large meal right before bed
– try to stay on a sleep schedule
– keep your room cold and dark
– read before bed time
Sleep and Health
A lack of sleep often leads to a bad mood and a person being on edge. Lack of sleep is hard on the brain. Attention, memory and attention are all significantly affected. The brain has a chance to perform important functions that are essential for optimal health. Sleep helps the brain to processes complex stimuli during sleep, and uses this information to make decisions while awake.
Make sure to clean up your sleep habits this spring and enjoy a better healthier you.
Hydrate For Best Health:
Drinking water consistently is a very important healthy habit you can create. Therefore, Drinking water can help prevent dehydration. In addition, upping your water intake will keeps your joints and muscles lubricated, and fight aging.
Water fights fatigue
Since about 75% of the human body is made up of water, dehydration affects most of the body’s functions. In addition, dehydration has been associated, by scientific studies, with increased fatigue, anger, and confusion. It is also associated with mood problems and decreased vigor. For your cells to work properly, it is important you are well hydrated. In addition, Drinking water also helps retain a healthy heart rate, blood pressure, and good metabolism.
Water is good for the immune system
You need adequate fluid to produce lymph, an essential bodily fluid, and a significant immune system component. Therefore, All systems of the body work better with adequate hydration, including the immune system. For an improved immune system, drink more water.
Get Moving and Spring Clean Your Health
Getting enough physical activity every day is essential to good health. Regular exercise can improve our physical health and decrease our risk for serious health conditions. Living in St Petersburg we are blessed with so many options. Parks, beaches, gyms and even our own backyards. Getting outdoors and exercise go hand in hand for good health.
Try these outdoor exercises to get you moving:
– Walking. Simple, easy and effective.
– Hiking. Pick a place and let the adventure begin.
– Jumping Rope
Spring is a great time to make changes and improve your health plan. Make sure to evaluate and be honest. In addition, look at your goals and don’t be afraid to eliminate what isn’t working. If you need help creating a wellness plan, the Team at Bond Thomas Chiropractic is here to help you.
Cal our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bond: 727-522-1900