A Personal Reset-Spring to It!
The sun is shining, birds are singing, and flowers are blooming! Springtime brings with it the promise of re-birth and renewal. As the natural world reawakens and springs into life around you, it’s a great time to do some internal self-care, brush off your own cobwebs, push out accumulated junk from the winter and get yourself ready for the energy of summer. 

Hard-core cleanses and detox programs are all the rage, but you don’t need to do something like a full-blown juice cleanse or a supplement-heavy detox to encourage your body’s detoxification and elimination. We prefer a gentler approach to cleansing, as it is less likely to result in detox-reactions or aggravations of symptoms, that can leave you sluggish and achy. 

As a spring reset, we’ve put together a list of 6 simple practices for you to incorporate into your daily routine to help to give your body and mind the post-winter tune up it needs. Commit to these practices for a full week and see how good you will feel. You may even continue a few of them going forward!*

1. MOVE EVERY DAY
Commit to moving for at least 30 minutes a day.  We can often find ourselves getting more sedentary during the winter months, and spring is a great time to get our movement levels back up again. This can be as simple as taking a brisk 30-minute walk. Just find any movement that you enjoy!

2. EAT FOR HEALTH
Eat only whole foods (foods in their natural state that are not heavily processed) and eliminate as much processed food as possible. This means that you will have to cook more at home, and plan your meals ahead of time. Make sure to have whole food snacks on hand for when you get hungry, to help you avoid reaching for processed snack bars/candy.

3. SUPPORT YOUR LIVER WITH HERBS
Herbs can be a fantastic way to support your liver to give your detoxification pathways an extra boost. One way is to do this with a ‘liver-supportive tea.’

4. DRINK ENOUGH WATER 
Make sure you’re staying hydrated by drinking enough water. Opt for filtered or spring water, to make sure it is free of contaminants. You don’t have to over do-it, but being aware that your body needs to be hydrated is important. 

5. DRINK A DAILY GREEN JUICE
Try by drinking a green juice (focus on the veggies here, and opt for very minimal fruit, or no fruit at all). You can pick up some organic cold pressed juice to have on hand or juice your own organic vegetables at home. 

6. MEDITATE DAILY – or just take a time out!
Try to spend 15 minutes a day meditating or in a total quiet mind-space. Meditation has a multitude of health benefits, including helping us re-connect with our attention to allow us to be more mindful, improving our ability to deal with stress, reducing pain and lowering inflammation (you can read about the benefits of meditation, as well as find some meditation resources, here).

 

*Portions of article reprinted from: https://www.rootswholehealth.com/blog/spring-reset