The days are finally getting longer and warmer, fresh leaves are growing on the trees, and flowers are blooming. It must be spring! Spring is a time for rejuvenation, new life and starting afresh, both for your wardrobe and lifestyle, but it’s also the ideal opportunity to wash away those winter blues with a healthy, energizing detox that will leave you feeling revitalized. This doesn’t necessarily have to mean fasting, or only drinking fruit juices and smoothies for a month though; it can just be a matter of making a few simple healthy changes to your lifestyle. Here are some tips to get you started.
So you’re not convinced by carb free diets, or fasts where you are only allowed to eat nuts and raw vegetables for a week, but would still like to improve your diet? Eating healthily isn’t always about eating less or cutting out your favorite foods. Simply incorporating more fresh fruit and vegetables into your favorite meals and limiting treats like chocolate to once a week can work wonders. If you love spaghetti bolognese, trying adding carrots and peppers to the sauce, switching to whole grain pasta, and including a salad on the side. This will instantly make the meal healthier, and you’ll still be able to enjoy your favorite food.
Revitalize Your Skin
There is no better way to make yourself feel ready for spring than with fresh, clear and soft skin. Drinking lots of water and getting enough sleep will make a huge difference to your complexion, as will cutting out caffeine and alcohol. It is said that you should drink at least eight glasses of water a day, try it and you will soon see your skin becoming clearer and younger looking. Another good way of achieving clearer skin is with face masks. You could even try some homemade face masks, made from oatmeal, a little egg white, and honey.
Energize with Exercise
A busy schedule can often mean it’s hard to find the time to exercise, but doing as little as twenty minutes in the morning could make all the difference. Try going for a walk at lunch time, or cycling to work. Or, if you like yoga, doing fifteen minutes of yoga stretches in the morning will significantly help relieve stress and improve your energy levels.
If you need some more inspiration for a spring makeover, or a little motivation to carry on with your new detox, you can find a whole community of likeminded people online. The web is full of inspirational stories about the benefits of healthy eating and exercise. You could even try starting your own blog, to track your progress and share your experiences with others looking to benefit from a healthier lifestyle. Especially with inclusive web hosting packages like this one, it can be as easy as writing a diary, which can help relieve stress in itself and make you feel more positive and motivated. However you choose to get ready for spring, though, make sure it leaves you feeling energized and ready for summer!