You certainly know spring is in the air when everywhere looks so much more beautiful than it did in winter and the days are getting longer and lighter. However, if you’re facing this transitional season without a spring in your step, don’t fret! Here we have ten top tips for feeling amazing this spring…
Get in shape
Spring is the perfect time to start getting ready for the summer when the last dregs of winter weather have faded and sunnier weather is just around the corner. Many of us leave getting fit for the summer as a last minute panic and struggle to fit into any of our gorgeous swimwear, however this year, stay one step ahead and get fit by following a regular exercise regime. The good news is, not only will exercise make you look better; it will make you feel great too!
Spring is a great time of year to get some much-needed fresh air and vitamin D as the weather is starting to warm up. Your skin will be desperate for a bit of sunlight after been cooped up all winter, so ditch that coffee and sofa and get outdoors for a walk or run. The mornings are even lighter now, so why not squeeze in an early morning run or why not bike ride to work which will save you money on the gym and transport too.
Change your look
The change in season calls for a total change in your wardrobe and makeup kit, so begin this season with a new look to make you feel fantastic. Opt for natural makeup shades, replace thick creams with lighter lotions and swap your heavy winter coat for lighter but brighter layers.
We bet you have had enough hearty casseroles and starchy carbs, but luckily for you, spring brings with it a host of healthy, seasonal foods you can introduce to your diet. Boost your health this spring by stocking up on radish, asparagus and sardines. Radish is rich in folate and potassium, asparagus is high in antioxidant glutathione and prebiotic inulin and sardines are packed with brain-boosting omega-3 fatty acids, so don’t delay, change your diet for spring today.
Longer daylight hours is the ideal time to prise your bum off your sofa and switch off the television that has kept you entertained all winter and get outside and have fun! You don’t have to spend all your time outdoors, you could consider joining a class, going for a nice meal with friends or having a dinner party instead. Winter evenings are greater for snuggling in front of the fire, but while spring is here, you need to make the most of it!
The warmer weather is on its way and that means its time for the more revealing clothes to come out. Spring is a great time to get your winter skin glowing so head to a spa or turn your bathroom into your very own sanctuary and indulge in a little pampering. Start your session with a good body scrub to remove dead skin cells and get your skin glowing. Also treat yourself by getting a professional foot massage or pedicure to get your tootsies in tip-top condition too.
As the temperature rises (albeit slightly) our activity levels often follow suit, and this can mean we need to increase our fluid levels to stay hydrated and energized. Try and sip on water throughout the day as dehydration can affect your mood as well as your health. As an added bonus, water is great for keeping your skin clear and for preventing bloating, so upping your water levels will help your skin look great and will keep body in shape for when summer arrives.
Have a spring clean
Spring cleaning – as the name suggests – is a ritual of this time of year and while a full spring clean may sound daunting, it is actually extremely therapeutic to clear out all your clutter. Make a positive start this spring by throwing away old winter clothes you won’t wear again, stodgy foods you know you shouldn’t be eating, and anything that’s been collecting dust this winter – you’ll be surprised how good it makes you feel!
Take a break
Does your summer holiday still feel too far away? Spring is the ideal time to book a weekend break. A change in scenery is great for improving your mood and with the blossoming of nature and picturesque qualities of spring, there couldn’t be a better time to pack your overnight bag and explore some scenic locations close to home.
Set some goals
There is something about the feel of spring in the air that makes many of us feel more motivated and positive as the dreary weather starts to fade. Consequently, the start of the new season is a great time to set some health and lifestyle goals. Plus if there is anything you have been meaning to do for a while, now is the time to do it, whether it is starting a class, taking up a new hobby or learning to cook. Set a goal, make a plan and commit to making your dream a reality this spring!
How will you feel great this spring?