Spring Into Good Health

Reset Your Body This Spring

The winter months make most people feel more tired than normal. The cold winter season often makes the days seem longer, making people feel low in energy. When spring comes, the difference is very noticeable as energy begins to be restored. However, many find themselves looking back and seeing how those cold months of slowed activities. Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations have impacted their physical body. Weight gain around this time of year is incredibly common. Fortunately, there are several ways to help our bodies Spring into good health

Salt Water Flush 

A salt water flush is an excellent way to give the body a good startup. Many people may notice that their body is not functioning at its optimal level. This could be because the body isn’t getting rid of waste properly. The Saltwater flush ensures that the bowel is flushed of any toxins that the body is holding onto. This flush will really improve your digestion and help to get rid of any bloating you may have and you will start to feel more healthy.

Ingredients: 

2 tsps. Himalayan pink salt

32 oz. Water

1 tsp. Lemon juice

Find a glass jar with a screw top lid and add the water(should be quite hot) the salt and some fresh lemon juice. Shake it all well to fully dissolve the salt. No granules should be visible. They will ie in the bottom of the jar if they don’t dissolve.

Drink the mixture very quickly, within a few minutes. Since it really doesn’t taste that great!

After half an hour you will probably need to go to the toilet and so the flushing out effect begins. When your bowel is completely cleansed it is always a good idea to take probiotics for a while to help replace some of the good bacteria.

Juice Fasting for Good Health

Juicing fruits and vegetables can help give you any minerals and nutrients you might have missed out on during winter. Juicing your fruits and vegetables allows for those nutrients to be distributed throughout your body much faster. Another benefit of juicing is that it gives your digestive system a little break. Juice fasting isn’t necessarily meant for long term use as it entails a lack of fiber to the body, but it’s great to use for a kick start for few days at a time. Below is a juice recipe that is sure to boost your energy levels. 

Ingredients: 
• 1/2 pineapple chopped 
• 3 -4 mint leaves 
• 1 apple diced 
• 4 medium carrots 

More HIIT 

HIIT stands for High-Intensity Interval Training and involves alternating between intervals of high cardio and low-intermediate exercise.The idea is that HIIT makes sure the body burns more calories and fat even after the workout as your metabolism is gradually accelerating. There are so many innovative ways to incorporate some HIIT into your workout routine. For example, if you regularly go for hikes, try to structure in some HIIT by sprinting a portion of the hike and then walking another portion. A more specific HIIT routine would be as follows: 

Instructions: 
1) Sprint as fast as you can for 30 seconds. 
2) Walk slowly for 30 seconds. 
3) Repeat for 30 minutes to complete routine. 

The transition from winter to spring can be difficult for many people, but it doesn’t have to be. There are several ways to good health and to reset the body for the new spring season.