Spring Cleaning

Mar 10, 2018 in Hot Topics

In honor of Daylight Saving Time this upcoming Sunday, here are some ways you can really improve this upcoming Spring season.


Physical and Mental Spring Cleaning

Physically speaking, spring cleaning is something a lot of people already do. It is something that can really help you reset for the coming months. However, mental spring cleaning is something that is equally beneficial. We tend to get antsy being inside all winter, and it can be really hard on our mental health. By getting outside and just enjoying the fresh air and sunshine as soon as you can is really relieving of these stressors.


Getting Active

According to Harvard Medical School:

“Exercise helps memory and thinking through both direct and indirect means. The benefits of exercise come directly from its ability to reduce insulin resistance, reduce inflammation, and stimulate the release of growth factors—chemicals in the brain that affect the health of brain cells, the growth of new blood vessels in the brain, and even the abundance and survival of new brain cells.

Indirectly, exercise improves mood and sleep, and reduces stress and anxiety. Problems in these areas frequently cause or contribute to cognitive impairment.”


If you are someone who has never been very active in their life, start by doing simple things. Take a walk, ride a bike, or simply enjoy the nature around you. Getting out of the house is key to a healthy brain.


Nature for Non-Nature People

Hiking and mountain climbing is just not something that is for everyone. If you find yourself in this category, but still want to enjoy the Spring air, try out these things:

  • Plant a Small Garden
    • Makes a minimal mess and you get beautiful plants in return
  • Swim Outdoors
    • Even if it is not in a pond, an outdoor pool will get you out and about, plus some exercise
  • Play an Outdoor Sport
  • Host Cookouts
  • Sunbathe
    • With caution, of course
  • Dog Walks
  • Bird Feeding/Watching


If you make it a priority in your life to be an active and outdoorsy person, you will do it and stay consistent as well. It is possible to become the person you always thought you would be, physically and mentally, you just have to stick with your healthier lifestyle and educate yourself on things that will help you along the way.

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