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Prepare for the Spring With These 5 Tips

By Brandi Goodman

Spring is a little under a month away. The official start of spring this year falls on the 20th of March. With the season fast approaching, it's important to start preparing. Keep these five tips in mind to keep your well-being at the forefront of your preparations.

Start Your Spring Cleaning Now

You don't have to wait until the first official day to do your spring cleaning. Starting now will help you to clear the clutter and get some stress out of your life before spring even hits. Purge your home of all the unwanted belongings and built-up junk so you have adequate space for your spring decorations that help you bring in the new season.

Do Some Yard Cleanup

The winter can be harsh on your lawn. Start some yard cleanup so your grass is able to breathe and take in the sunshine it needs to thrive. Rake through it carefully to ensure no debris are left behind. If you notice bald spots in your yard, you'll want to get some grass seeds and begin planting once it's safe to do so. Wait until the forecast shows at least a couple of weeks in a row of 60 degrees or better with some rain coming as well.

Purchase Your Spring Skincare Products

Your winter skincare line-up won't be the same as what you start to use for the spring. The cold wind won't be requiring an extra layer of protection any longer. You may want some different, flowery scents reminiscent of the season instead of the dessert-based options many use over the holidays. You'll also want a lighter moisturizer that isn't as thick.

Get Out Your Favorite Spring Recipes

When the weather begins to shift away from cold and dreary and the sunshine is out often, it's time to make the switch to your spring recipes. The heartier meals you may have enjoyed all winter long will now be too much. Rhubarb, radishes, peas, apricots, carrots, cherries, and more fresh fruits and vegetables should be purchased and turned into light meals.

Start Your Schedule for Daylight Saving Time

Before spring starts, daylight saving time pushes the time forward by one hour so there is more daylight to be savored. This time change can mess a lot of people up for a few days or longer. Start your daylight saving time schedule now so your body is adequately prepared and ready for the switch. Try your best to go to sleep just a little earlier each night -- say 15 or 30 minutes -- until you can sleep an hour sooner when the night finally arrives in the middle of March. You'll get the full amount of rest you need despite losing the hour in the process.

The spring season is fast approaching. Start preparing now with your health and wellness in mind. You'll be able to start the season fresh and ready to take it on -- in more ways than one.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Glendale, Calif.

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