In partnership with Million Mile Month, a cause that promotes Texans running, walking, or riding a collective 1 million miles during the month of April, we will be offering some health tips to keep you feeling your best this Spring. Follow us at Facebook.com/MantisMassage to hear even more.
Get rid of foods low in nutritional value, like chips, pretzels, sugary cereals, white bread, and even those 100 calorie snack packs. Instead, hit the farmers market. Take in some spring sunshine while you shop for fresh fruits and veggies. Other foods worth keeping around include fish, dried fruits, and nuts.
As you make excursions to outdoor markets, taking in the beautiful spring weather, you will no doubt find that you are suddenly spending considerably more time in the sun. This means more vitamin D, but it also means that your skin is exposed to harmful UV rays. Apply waterproof lotion with at least SPF 15 over exposed areas of your body. Don't forget easy-to-miss areas like behind your ears, the back of your neck and the crease near your underarms.
When you begin to plan your spring workout regimen, instead of designing goals based purely on weight loss, concentrate on how you feel. If counting calories has you down, think in terms of portions instead. Constantly checking the clock during your workout? Chances are you need to find a sport or activity you actually enjoy. Additionally, update your music selection! Find new tracks that really get you going and make you feel like working out.