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Health Tip #25

Posted on 03/16/2018

Health Tip #25 - Lisa Best/ P.E. Teacher - SpringTime Wellness Tips

1. Renew Your Resolutions

Spring is a time when things change and grow vigorously. So right now, take another look at your “failed” January resolutions. Spring months might prove to be a better time to support you in your endeavors..

Tune into spring and use the enthusiastic force around you to your advantage.

2. Invigorate Your Exercise Routine

Feeling restless? That’s normal this time of year.

Instead of letting that agitation irritate you, harness it and take yourself to the next level. Walk a little faster, bike uphill instead of flat stretches, go to a dance class, join a softball league, or try a flowing vinyasa yoga class.

3. Wake-Up Earlier and Play Outside

The sun is shining earlier and staying out later. Support your internal rhythms and experiment by starting your day with the sun. Go outside to watch the dawn. Celebrate the newness and potential of the season as you emerge from your own hibernation.

4. Lighten Up Your Food

Spring is a time for expanding energy, not storing. Instead of eating root vegetables, try eating more of the veggies that are popping up above the soil like beans, asparagus, and spring onions. Replace soups and roasts with lightly steamed or stir-fried ingredients that still have a bit of their crunch.

5. The Flavors of Springtime

Springtime is also a time to support your Liver, (the organ associated with spring.) Add some sour foods like vinegar and lemon into your dishes. Also think about pungent flavors. Sprucing up your meals with mint, spring onions, ginger, horseradish, mustard, and pepper will leave you feeling clear and invigorated. Finally, fending off the cool spring winds with gently warming herbs like fennel, oregano, rosemary, caraway, dill, and bay leaves will keep you thriving until the summer heat hits full-force.

6. Stay Bundled

The winds are blowing stronger this time of year. Even though the weather is getting warmer, make sure you keep that scarf  on and refrain from walking around barefoot until the sun is shining more consistently. Spring is an exciting time of transition, but don’t let your enthusiasm get ahead of you!


P.E. REMINDERS:

Color Your Plate Event: Tuesday, March 20th: during all lunch periods

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