Fit for life in 2015 – Make the most of Spring – Part three: Have a healthy spring clean.
Spring is well underway so we can start to enjoy longer days and anticipate warmer weather. In this month’s series, Louise O’Driscoll, Xen-Do’s affiliated Holistic Health Coach, gives us some top tips and suggestions for making the most of the change in the seasons.
Clutter can affect every aspect of our lives, adding to our stress levels and impacting on our happiness and mental health – consider what areas of your working or living space might benefit from a spring clean; we can often feel overwhelmed with to-do lists and clutter in our day to day lives and this has a knock on effect on our happiness and mental health.
Just the illusion of order is enough to ease the mind so even if you don’t have time for a full sort out, tidy your desk or living area so that things are in organised piles, with plenty of clear space! When you have more time, choose a set area such as a single drawer and sort the contents into piles for action, bin/charity, or store properly.
Schedule health checks that may be long overdue – with the dentist, optician or doctor or for more specific age-related assessments.
We all know we should do it but make sure you are drinking plenty of water. It helps keep skin looking good, aids kidney function, prevents constipation and also energises muscles for your workout at Xen-Do – when muscle cells don’t have adequate fluids, they don’t work as well and performance can suffer.
Follow Louise in part four when she advises ‘Do a digital detox’.
Louise O’Driscoll is a health coach and Certified Eating Psychology Coach at Natural Balance Coaching. She offers a free initial consultation and discounted rates to Xen-Do Kickboxing and Martial Arts students so if you feel you could benefit from some personalised guidance on making positive healthy changes in your diet or lifestyle, drop her an email to arrange a chat!
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