There are plenty of things you can perform spring cleaning on, but it’s also a great time to clean out your kitchen and make changes to your diet. New seasons are a natural time to make changes to your food choices and rituals. Spring provides for more daylight which gives you more of a chance to get outside and take a walk or a bike ride. The season also provides some wonderful fresh produce, so get on board with spring cleaning your diet with the following tips.
- Make Small Changes – It’s rather difficult to make major overhauls to our diets, so making smaller changes is more practical. This can be as simple as adding one extra serving of fruits of vegetables to your diet each day. It can also be something like changing the beverages you drink and switching from soda to flavored water.
- Hand Over Fist – Portion size is an important factor in losing or maintaining weight. Measuring your food can prove difficult, but you can use your hand as a simple guide. Your serving of meat should be about the size of your palm, or three ounces. Your side of grains should be about the size of your fist, or one cup.
- Get Moving – In addition to the physical benefits exercise offers, there are others as well including boosting mood, keeping minds sharp, and alleviating stress and depression. Spring is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy the sunlight and fresh air. Even going for a 30-minute walk each morning or evening can go a long way toward improving your health. If you prefer to work out at home, purchase some new or pre-owned exercise equipment.
These are just a few relatively simple ways to start spring cleaning your diet and improving your overall health. Contact Push Pedal Pull to learn more about our exercise equipment.