3 Tips to Spring Clean Your Health
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The arrival of spring after the gray dreariness of winter is a time of renewal and rejuvenation. It’s also a perfect time to prioritize your health and wellness! Read on for some tips to feel your best this spring.
As temperatures start to climb, you can stop making excuses for staying inside. Getting out in the fresh air and sunshine may effectively reduce stress, cortisol levels, muscle tension, and heart rates — all of which are key to a healthy heart. Plus, physical activity, such as a hike on a trail or jog around your neighborhood, are essential for maintaining a healthy weight, and the sun’s rays are vital to keep your vitamin D levels up, which are likely at an all-time low after a long winter inside.
Eat more veggies
Spring is the perfect time to start incorporating more fresh seasonal veggies into your diet. Some delicious and nutritious springtime staples to grab from your local farmers market or grocer include spinach, arugula, asparagus, beets, radishes, parsnips, carrots, and snap peas. You can even start your own garden this spring to harvest fresh homegrown vegetables any time for roasting, salads, and healthy soups.
Try physical therapy
Even if you haven’t experienced a major injury or undergone a surgery recently, you may suffer from chronic mobility issues, aches and pains, or a reduced range of motion – especially following the sedentary season of winter. A great way to jumpstart your physical wellness in preparation of spring is outpatient physical therapy! At Christian Health, our team of expert physical therapists will work with you to improve your flexibility, strength, and balance so that you can get outside this spring and back to enjoying your favorite sports or hiking trails.
Do you think physical therapy is right for you? Please call (201) 848-5518 for more information on our outpatient rehab services.