Spring Clean Your Health With These Quick Tips
By Genevieve Cunningham
Spring cleaning feels so good. You get to throw away junk, clean out the tiniest spaces of your home, and bring in a light and airy feeling for the spring and summer seasons. It's practically tradition, and it's certainly symbolic of a new beginning -- just like spring. But spring cleaning is more than just your home. In fact, one of the most important things to clean is your health and body. But how? While real change takes time and patience, there are a few things you can do to kick start an overall cleanse of your body and mind. If you would like to get your health in gear this year, take a look at these tips for spring cleaning your body and boosting your health.
Choose Water Over Everything
Water is a natural cleanser. We need it, and we absolutely don't get enough. When we drink copious amounts of water, we can expect benefits such as clear skin, improved energy, and a more efficient digestive system. Water is powerful. Choose water over everything else -- tea, coffee, soda, juice -- and you will definitely begin to see improvements in your body and mind.
Upgrade Your Thoughts
We all have a million thoughts that flow through our heads every day. If we're not careful, these thoughts can take a negative turn and make us feel bad about life. But they don't have to. Make a conscious effort to let negative thoughts roll through your mind and to replace them with positive thoughts instead. If you hear "I'll never lose these extra pounds," replace the thought with "I am living my healthiest life every day, no matter what the scale says." This can help change your mental well-being, and over time it will spill over into your physical wellness as well.
Cut Out Junk
We eat so much junk. So much. To really get your body moving in the right direction, cut out some of the junk. Don't eat the obvious junk food -- chips, sweet snacks, candy, and soda. Try to replace these quick and easy foods with fruit or vegetables. The more junk we cut from our diets, the healthier we will become from the inside out. Before long, you'll feel light and clean inside your body, which will make you feel healthy and confident on the outside too.
Spring cleaning is a great habit to keep in your life. It can transform your home and recharge your psyche as you move into a new season. And if you want the best health possible, add a spring cleaning of your body as well. Use these tips to spring clean your body and mind so that you can feel your very best about your body and life moving forward.
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