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4 Ways to Make the Most of the Upcoming Spring Season


By Dr. Dieter Pohl

Spring is right around the corner, and it’s time to shake off the winter cobwebs! The changing of seasons can inspire many of us to get organized and adopt healthier habits. Here are some easy tips for changing up your routine this spring and making the transition to a new season.

Spring Cleaning

Cleaning, both literally and figuratively, can have a positive effect on your weight loss journey. While you’re tackling your cleaning projects this Spring consider giving your refrigerator and pantry a cleaning in regards to the contents. When we are trying to improve our diet, our efforts often get sabotaged by temptations of junk food left in the kitchen. Start off by stocking your kitchen with healthy foods This will set you up for success by having many choices of nutritious foods.

Get Outside

Let the warmer weather inspire you to get outside more. Even if you currently have a limited ability to do certain activities, spending time outdoors is still a worthwhile endeavor. Here are some examples of what you can do this spring to enjoy the weather, and get active:

Walking: walking in your neighborhood, downtown, or local park is a great exercise and it gets you out of the house to enjoy the weather.

Yard work: It’s likely your lawn or yard will need some work this spring; It’s a great opportunity to get outside and do some light physical activity. Pulling weeds, pruning bushes, mowing the lawn, or even planting a garden can increase strength in your arms, shoulders, and back as you enjoy the fresh spring air.

Join recreational activities near you: When you start losing weight, you begin to feel more energized. Spring is a great time to start a recreational activity. Try to pick an activity you like or do it with your family or a friend.  You may find that you like an activity you’ve never tried before.  Enjoy the outdoors, and maybe make some new friends. 

Stay Hydrated

It’s important to stay hydrated year-round, but especially in the spring and summer months. Hydrating throughout the day is important for combatting fatigue and false hunger. Additionally, all the best fruits and vegetables will be in season. Water-filled fruits and vegetables are not only packed with important vitamins and minerals, but they can also help you stay hydrated.

Mental “Cleaning”

When it comes to mental cleaning, take the time to remember why you’re on this weight loss journey, and use that as motivation. Having a positive attitude, surrounding yourself with supportive people, and being kind to yourself is crucial for sticking to your goals and reaching them.

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