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Spring Forward Your Health

Spring Forward Your Health

By Lia Threat @wellnesswithlia

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Spring is upon us, and it is time to move outside, open the windows, and let in fresh energy! Winter is a time to withdraw, pull inward emotionally, and eat heavier, warming foods, but spring comes back around to remind us of the lighter and brighter side of life.

In New Orleans, Spring also signifies the end of a parade season full of revelry and likely too much sugar and partying. Those who are Catholic are also preparing for Lent. However, I think of spring more like the actual start of the new year as far as goals are concerned. People are ready to get outside, move and revitalize New Year’s resolutions that fell by the wayside by January 6th.

      

Below are a few ways to welcome the season with a seamless transition.

  1. Prioritize sleep.

Sleep helps strengthen our immune system, lowers inflammation, and helps our bodies to recover and rest! So, it is always at the top of my list as part of the foundation for a healthy mind and body.

  1. Incorporate seasonal, local foods and herbs when possible.

Seasonal foods are incredibly nutrient-dense, with plenty of cruciferous vegetables and dark leafy greens at their peak. Also, you can catch the tail end of oyster season. Oysters and crawfish are not just a source of protein. Oysters are one of the highest sources of iron, and crawfish are also high in minerals.

  1. Get out and move!

The pandemic has pushed us inside, increasing anxiety and depression while many crave fresh air and movement. Incorporate a mixture of outdoor activities to keep things interesting.

  1. Keep your goals realistic.

Ask yourself if your choices are nourishing to your body. If they do not feel fulfilling, joyful, or help improve your health, it may be time to reassess habits, goals, and company.

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Lia Threat

Writer/Escritora

@wellnesswithlia

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