It’s been a long winter season. The cold, dreary months had many of us curled up on the couch, perhaps overindulging to take away from the short days and lack of sunlight. Now that spring is finally here, it’s time to refocus on our health. Remember, it’s not all about getting beach-body ready or shedding unwanted pounds. The priority is to focus on our body’s core health and energy levels as the warmer months roll in. Here are 6 incredibly simple tips to put some “spring” back into your step!

Take a Drink of Water, Not a Drink
One of the best ways to refocus on health is to finally commit to drinking those eight glasses of water every day that you’ve been promising you would since November. Go out and buy yourself some type of water container that you will enjoy carrying around to help you commit to making water your new best friend. Limit your alcohol consumption and reprioritize water as your constant drink of choice. As an additional benefit, your living will receive a nice cleanse. Make sure to eat food that supports liver health such as egg yolks, olive oil and root vegetables.

Just Pick Up the Phone and Make an Appointment Already
It’s no secret that the majority of people put off going to the doctor. Commit to your health by finally picking up the phone and making an appointment for a checkup. If you have been putting off any appointments, now is the time to finally set those in stone. You would be surprised how well you’ll feel once you cross the doctor’s visit off your list. If you’re sexually active, give yourself a clean bill of health.

Do Some Spring Cleaning and Decluttering
Decluttering is good for the spirit. Dig into your closet, your kitchen or any other nagging areas that have accumulated clutter and get rid of anything you don’t need. Treat yourself to some nice-looking organizational containers or a full organizational system and get your “house in order,” as they say. As an added bonus, all your unused items can be donated to help those who may need them.

Redefine Your Diet
While we won’t give specific diet advice, spring is a great time to get back to the basics of dietary health. You know what to do: eat more fruits and vegetables, more lean protein, limit sugars and bad fats, and cut out junk food and fast food. Returning to basics can give you a truly fresh outlook on the spring season as well as pep up your energy.

Get Active in a New Way
You know that activity is important. This spring why not finally pick up that hobby or new class you’ve always wanted to try? Buy some hiking gear and hit the local trails. Join a club with multiple classes and try every single one, even the ones that intimidate you. Treat yourself to a new bike and take up cycling. Spring is the time to put your health first!

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