The Healthy Hacks The Spring Brings
Real Moms, Real Health
There are so many things to love about spring.
Especially all of the healthy hacks that come along with this season.
Spring is a time of new life, fresh growth, and cleansing.
If we pay attention we can see it in nature and we can feel feel those same tendencies in ourselves.
It is really not surprising if you think about it, but after a little added sunshine and fresh air we suddenly want to open all the windows, change every bed linen and re-organize “the drawer” in the kitchen. (You know, THAT “catch all” ‘drawer that holds everything from pliers, to matches, to coupons & box tops.)
Come springtime many of us observe a change in our eating habits and a renewed commitment to our healthy habits.
It isn’t by accident either.
What spring is doing in the outside world, we intuitively want to do in our inside world.
But here is the even cooler part.
Mother Nature doesn’t make mistakes. That drive to cleanse, get a little more active, tidy up our healthy habits… well, spring brings along ways to make those things so much easier to embrace than it has been in the winter months.
So not only does nature stir those tendencies in us, she puts all the tools right out there for us! (Love Her!)
3 Healthy Hacks the Spring Brings
Spring brings fresh berries at every Farmers’ Market and grocery store. Loaded with antioxidants & other nutrients, they are here for us to enjoy so eat up!
What are some fresh ways to enjoy berries this spring?
Toss them in your salad! A strawberry and spinach salad or a fresh green salad with blueberries and walnuts are perfect dishes.
Add berries to your water to add flavor and nutrients.
Pack berries for a snack on your way to park or your child’s softball game.
Fresh air & sunshine
The temperatures are warming up and the days are getting longer.
The outside is calling!
Spring makes it so easy to get some vitamin D, some cleansing fresh air, and an extra bit of exercise. How?
Leave the car behind and walk to the store, to school, to the park. While you are at it, leave your phone behind too and really take it all in.
Open those windows. Air out the house and enjoy the beautiful breeze.
Homework can wait, play outside! Kick or toss a ball back and forth, get out your bikes, or the bubbles, anything. Make the most of the lengthening days.
Greens, greens, and more greens
Greens are sprouting all around us for a reason.
All the fresh green growth makes being healthy easier.
Super healthy & cleansing greens are ripe for the picking. Arugula, dandelion greens, lettuces, and watercress are ready in gardens, farmers’ markets and groceries. Dig in!
Fresh herbs are sprouting! Thyme, mint, parsley are all waiting for you with their detoxifying qualities and amazing flavors.
Green grass is calling. Kick off your shoes and connect to the Earth. Barefoot walks in the yard or a grassy field are awesome. Earthing has many positive effects. Is earthing for you? Take a peek here.