It’s Spring! Well, sort of.
Although we anxiously await the days of consistent warm weather, the transition time between seasons can hit us pretty hard. Spring time brings a mess of different weather patterns but also a lot of aches, pains and allergies for many people. Runny noses, achey joints, sinus headaches and even constipation are common spring time complaints that I hear from clients.
So how do we maneuver through the mood swings of mother nature during the spring season?
Here are my top tips to thriving during the season change:
HYDRATE: Our bodies tend to hold onto more water in the spring time much like the soil beneath our feet. This may make you want to hold back on chugging down your daily ounces but I encourage you to keep at it! Helping your body natural cleanse out the accumulation of the winter seasons is key in helping your body transition from the cold, dry winter to the damp spring.
TIP – Sip on plain hot water throughout the day. It absorbs better than cold water and helps improve lymphatic drainage
FISH OIL: Taking a quality fish oil that has been molecularly distilled and contains at least 500grams of combined DHA and EPA per serving. This helps with inflammation, headaches and the seasonal cold. It is very important to get a good quality fish oil as most on the shelves are a waste of money.
TIP – Always keep your fish oil bottle in the refrigerator.
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CASTOR OIL PACKS: An age old remedy for expelling things from the body. Well, guess what? It still works! Use a white flannel cloth or old t-shirt. Slowly put oil on the fabric and work it in so it absorbs. Once it is oily (not goopy/messy), lay it on your abdomen and place a hot water bottle or heating pad on top for at least 30 minutes. Try to do it 3 days in a row.
TIP: DON’T USE HEAT WHEN MENSTRUATING OR ON AREAS DIAGNOSED AS CANCEROUS (bladder, liver, ovaries, etc.)
SCHEDULE: When our bodies aren’t on a schedule, we can really struggle to adapt with the other changes going on around us. With the days slowly getting longer and the sun coming up earlier, try to make your bedtime and wake-up time consistent. Also, eating and exercise are best done at the same time each day as well. Knowing that things get in the way here and there, don’t sweat a change in schedule every now and then. Just try to keep it consistent as much as possible. We are told to do it with newborns and children, why do we think it isn’t necessary as adults?
GET OUTSIDE: Knowing that the storms of spring and the occasional snow fall might trip you up, getting outside and enjoying the fresh air and sunshine are great ways for your body to transition to the new season. If allergies are a problem for you, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set up time to discuss how I may be able to help.