How to Spring Clean Your Health
As the first day of spring is only a few weeks away, it’s important to think about all the ways you can make the start of a new season a time of growth and transformation.
Taking note of the healthy habits you have now and what you can do to improve them can get you started on the right track to a happy and healthy spring. Keep reading for some simple ways to spring clean your health this year.
Clean out your refrigerator
Taking a good look at what you have in your refrigerator is a great start to creating a healthy diet.
Many find overly processed foods to be negatively impactful on their diet and find more fresh and organic foods to be beneficial in the long run.
Knowing what to buy and how to use it can feel intimidating, but looking up recipes that are user-friendly and delicious can help you become familiar.
Incorporating seasonally fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet is a great way to keep your refrigerator looking exciting and colorful.
Finding ways to use fresh produce in your meals without it being boring and repetitive to the point of getting sick of them is influential to the longevity of your diet.
Our breakfast smoothie recipes allow you to try different combinations of flavors to find ones that have you looking forward to a healthy breakfast all year round.
RELATED | 15 Breakfast Smoothie Recipes
Take inventory of your medicine cabinet
Spring cleaning your health also means inspecting the medicine cabinet you open, but rarely organize.
You might notice some expired prescriptions that you need to get rid of—maybe some ointments that are beyond their expiration date or even see that you’re low on some staple items you need.
Knowing how to dispose of expired prescriptions is an essential safety measure to take as well. Over-the-counter supplements and items of that nature are easier to discard, whereas prescription medication has identifying information you should remove and may require disposal at your pharmacy.
Your medicine cabinet can tell you what exactly you use and how often you use it. Take note of your staple items and how full or empty they are. First aid supplies should always be available and far from expiration. Managing your health means being proactive about your health and anticipating your needs.
Manage your wellness online
In this age of technology we live in, it’s easier than ever to make sure you have everything you need to be the healthiest you can be.
Do you need to refill a prescription? You can streamline the refill process by using your pharmacy’s mobile app and request a refill, perhaps set yourself up for an auto-refill, or you can chat with a pharmacist about any questions you have about your medication, all in real-time.
With spring around the corner making sure you are supplied with any seasonal allergy medications you need can help keep your health top of mind before the flowers bloom.
Perhaps you’re running out of other staple prescriptions, such as contact lenses. You can easily manage your contacts prescription online, too. When you order contacts online, you eliminate the hassle of calling your eye doctor and sitting on hold simply to request more lenses.
A pro tip for ordering new sets of contacts is to order them when you still have enough lenses to get you through the shipping duration. Whether you have daily disposable lenses or reusable lenses that last a month, preparing for shipping in accordance with the delivery time of new lenses is important to keep a consistent ordering process.
Luckily, prescriptions that require doctors’ office visits like this have been modernized to put less stress on the ordering process so you can better focus on other health needs.
Many wellness stores now offer online shopping to order countless vitamins or supplements and have them delivered right to your door with ease. They may save your orders and have them ready for you to purchase the next time you log on, ensuring you buy the same ones each time. This saves you the time of going to their brick-and-mortar store only to see that they are out of stock.
Being consistent with your prescriptions, vitamins, and supplements is key to seeing successful results and learning if they’re a good fit.
RELATED | Being Self Directed on Your Health & Fitness Journey
Set SMART goals
As many new year’s resolutions fall to the wayside come spring, it’s important to acknowledge why they fell short.
Making smaller, more attainable goals can have you feeling accomplished faster and have you feeling more inclined to continue with your goals. These goals are also known as SMART goals, which stand for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Timely.
Setting yourself up with SMART goals for manageable success can take the form of bringing a healthy lunch to work on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for the next month, or even going for a 30-minute walk each day after work.
When you set yourself up for specific achievable goals, you can see that they are in fact doable. They can breed motivation to continue with your goals or start new ones that affect other aspects of your life and your health.
If you find yourself needing a program to help create these goals, try Beachbody on Demand as it’s a great way to get some daily exercise from anywhere at any time.
Making your health a top priority this season is a fantastic opportunity to create habits that can last all year long. Taking care of yourself starts with you, your health, and a little bit of spring cleaning. Click below for FREE coaching to start cleaning!