We tell ourselves that somewhere out there is the magical solution to transform ourselves and achieve good health and happiness. When usually the resources and inspiration for doing this are very close to home.
You just need to open your eyes to overlooked opportunities and put a little energy into making some changes. Happiness and healthy living isn’t that far out of reach!
And what better time to dig into some rejuvenating changes for your life than spring! When spring hits, the whole world is buzzes with energy, growing roots and shooting out buds and leaves to catch the warmth of the sun. Everything is metamorphosing, blossoming and growing.
Why not join in the hubbub and do the same thing in your life!
This spring, plant seeds for growth and transformation – both figuratively and tangibly. By making these healthy lifestyle changes, you can turn your body, your life and your home into the body, life and home of your dreams.
Activity For Healthy Living #1: Green your neighborhood
No wonder Earth Day takes place in spring. Spring’s burst of life – not to mention the trash that’s revealed as the snow melts away – can truly inspire you to do a little caretaking of the planet.
It’s a great time to do some outdoor cleaning!
So when the thaw comes, grab some trash bags and take your family out on a walk to clean up the roads near your house.
You can take this a step further and organize the neighborhood. And you don’t have to stick with the roadways. Go to the local park, a hiking spot or even descend on a vacant lot and turn your local spot on the planet into the perfect place!
Activity For Healthy Living #2: Learn
Nothing keeps your brain and body young like learning. In fact a 2014 study shows learning something new far outperforms computerized brain games in keeping your mind sharp as you age.
And spring – the season of new beginnings – is a great time to start developing a new skill. If there is something you’ve always wanted to learn, now’s the time to do it.
You could purchase a language course and learn Japanese . . . Or sign up for a ballroom dance class . . . Maybe check out a book from the library on how to use a compass . . . Or take a friend up on their offer to show you how to fix your bike.
It doesn’t matter what it is. What’s important is that you’re adding a new skill to your tool chest and making your brain work a little.
Activity For Learning #3: Improve your diet
You probably know this already – fruits and vegetables can help you stave off everything from heart disease, cancer to death itself. A large scale study in England found that eating a diet with at least 7 servings of fruits and vegetables each day can reduce your risk of all-cause mortality at any point in your life by 42%.
When it comes to good eating, nothing is more inspiring than seeing all the fresh greens of spring at the farmer’s market. Arugula . . . spinach . . . baby bok choi . . . kale and chard . . . the list goes on.
Take advantage of all this good, fresh produce. Add more fresh vegetables to your diet. Haunt your farmer’s market, ask questions, try new things. And then experiment in your kitchen with new ways to enjoy these healthy greens raw or cooked!
And certainly, on top of all of this glorious produce, make sure you give yourself a good nutritional foundation with the super green chlorella.
Activity For Healthy Living #4: Explore
It’s so easy to get stuck in your routine – especially in the winter when it’s too cold to go too far off the beaten path. Spring’s warmer weather invites you to explore.
So do a little research and find a destination near where you live that you’ve never visited before. Maybe it’s a museum . . . or a hiking trail . . . or a neighborhood with some interesting stores and restaurants . . .
So hop in your car, catch the train, get on your bike or put on your most comfortable walking shoes and go check it out.
Expand your horizons!
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About Michael E. Rosenbaum, MD
Dr. Rosenbaum is a 30-year veteran and widely recognized pioneer in the field of nutritional medicine, alternative healthcare and medical acupuncture. As one of America’s most respected experts in natural health and healing, Dr. Rosenbaum has been a frequent lecturer to professional medical groups and has participated in numerous television and radio talk shows. He is also an esteemed member of the Sun Chlorella Advisory Board, which helps guide the medical innovation behind Sun Chlorella products.
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