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Time to Spring Clean Your Health Routines

By Carolyn Brown, MS, RD

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More sunlight is a welcome sign that spring is coming, especially if you’ve been schlepping through the polar vortex this winter.  Sure that hour less of sleep is always tough to recover from, and you might be feeling it right now. But this is also the perfect opportunity to recalibrate, maybe do some internal and external spring cleaning and revamp your healthy living.

So, as a start, let’s rewind. Remember those “New Years resolutions”? Now’s a great time to check in and see where you are with them. It’s more than okay if you need to press the restart button. Or maybe you need to change them or make entirely new goals.

Sometimes a little rule making is great for the soul, and for your internal/external spring cleaning. At Foodtrainers, last week we launched our annual “non religious Lent”, aka #NRL.  This is how Foodtrainers owner/nutritionist Lauren Slayton and I “met” (via twitter) several years ago, after I fell in love with her idea of giving up vices other than food, like elevators (below the 7th floor).

And sure Lent started last week but it is not too late to join in! In our office, we’re seeing clients ditch everything from sugar and booze to elevators and taxi cabs, too. There are no rules, but it should be something challenging for you to give up. Research says healthy habits take 3 weeks to stick; let’s see what we can do over the next few weeks.

But it’s not only about giving things up. What are you adding to your routines this spring that’s just for you? It could be a yoga class, a walk outside, or getting some variety into your veggie repertoire. Personally, I’m adding tea in as a routine “nightcap” (it’s great for hydration and I love those little inspirational quotes on bags of Yogitea…).

So spring has almost sprung, what are you doing to spring clean your routine?


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