Wellness Wednesday – Spring Into Summer with Nurse Lauren
Hi there, Nurse Lauren here with your Wellness Wednesday tips! Is it me or does this winter weather seem to be dragging on and on this year? If you’re anything like me, you’re in dire need of some warmth and sunshine! Did you know there are only 9 weeks until the first day of summer? And only five and half weeks until Memorial Day Weekend? These transitional weeks are the perfect time to take some “me time” and create routines that will turn into healthy habits. As we look forward to the flowers blooming and flip-flop season, here are three things we can do for our minds, bodies, and souls to help us spring into summer!
Sometimes there’s no better medicine than fresh air! You spent all winter cooped up inside and now it’s time to open those windows. Have to go to the store? Try taking a walk there and back. Have a dog? Stroll to the park for a round of fetch. It may be too soon for the beach, but it’s never too soon to enjoy the crisp spring air and a little exercise! Read 12 Science-backed reasons you should spend more time outdoors from the Business Insider (@businessinsider) P.S. look out for those allergies and don’t forget your sunscreen!
Grab a new book:
The satisfaction of starting a new book is perfect for the anticipation of summer! Have a list of books you’ve been longing to pick up at the bookstore? Don’t wait! Pick one and kick-off the season with a new novel – Romance? Mystery? Biography? Which will you choose?! Need more convincing that reading is good for you? Check out Huffington Post’s (@HuffPost) article 6 Science-Backed Reasons To Go Read a Book Right Now.
Try a new recipe:
The change of season calls for a change of food! Tired of making the same old meals? Has meal prepping got you into a meal rut? Check out skinnytaste (@skinnytaste) for some new spring recipes that align with your summer goals. Zucchini boats, quinoa salads, and fresh fish recipes are just a few of the calorie-friendly yet flavorful foods you’ll find while perusing the long list of mouth-watering meal ideas!
This is Nurse Lauren, contributor of NursesNOW, signing off with your Wellness Wednesday tips. Remember that keeping active, being mindful of your overall well-being, and eating nutritious meals are vital to living a healthy lifestyle.