Spring often feels like a fresh start, as the flowers start to grow and rain arrives – thankfully – to refresh everything around us. Spring is also a time when we tackle the spring cleaning of our homes. But why shouldn’t we also “spring clean” our health? The winter is busy with holidays, hearty meals, and often less time for getting outside and being active. Let’s start looking at spring as a time to get healthy, and spring clean our way to health! Here are a good first three steps:
1. Healthy Cleaning Products
Have you ever stopped to think about what is in the cleaning products you’re using? Common cleaning products include many harmful chemicals that may be toxic to children and animals, and some may even cause adverse reactions or allergies. Check out these non-toxic cleaning products that will keep your home sparkling clean!
2. Clean Up Your Diet
During the winter months, people typically tend to gain weight. This spring, brighten up your diet with fresh colors. The more colors on your plate, the more nutritionally diverse your meal is! Focus on cooking healthy meals that your whole family will enjoy.
3. Enjoy the Outdoors
It’s spring! Take a walk with your family, go for a run or ride your bike! The more active you are, the better you will feel.
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