How to Spring Clean Your Health

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With milder temperatures, more sun, and wildlife sprouting everywhere, the arrival of spring in and of itself can put an extra kick in your step. It’s a time of possibility, a time to take stock of the habits that might be holding you back from being who you want to […]

With milder temperatures, more sun, and wildlife sprouting everywhere, the arrival of spring in and of itself can put an extra kick in your step. It’s a time of possibility, a time to take stock of the habits that might be holding you back from being who you want to be — and to form new habits that help you become a better version of yourself.

“Spring can a really good time to reevaluate,” says Katerina Nicole Christiansen, MD, an associate physician and health science clinical professor at University of California Davis Health. And that includes giving your health and wellness routines a once over, she says. You may even find that resolutions made in springtime are easier to follow than the ones you try to implement in the cold, bitter winter months.

If you want to pay your health and well-being a little extra attention this spring, but don’t know where to start, here are nine tips to get you started.

1. Fill Your Plate With Fresh, In-Season Fruits and Vegetables

Spring and summer are a great time to incorporate more fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables into the diet, says Misbah K. Keen, MD, a professor of family medicine at University of Washington Medicine in Seattle. Warmer weather produce, like mushrooms, bell peppers, zucchini, and berries, are all packed with micronutrients the body needs and thrives on.

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