SPRING time is all about renewal, regeneration, new beginnings and spring cleaning. But not just our homes, we need to spring clean our bodies too.
It is estimated that around 40 percent of Australians do not participate in any sporting activities during the winter months. Letting our bodies lie dormant during the colder months can mean it is vital to focus on regenerating the energy within our bodies in the spring time.
Here are our top five tips to get the energy of your internal body organs moving to kick start your body spring clean:
- Ease back into exercise
We have been inactive for a couple of months, so it is always best to choose exercises that are not intensive or strenuous on our bodies that could risk injury. Yoga and Tai Chi are a perfect option. They are designed to tone, stretch and slowly wake our bodies back into regular exercise routines.
- Sing and dance like no one is watching
Singing, music and dancing are not only enjoyable but also fantastic ways to keep that energy moving through the body. It can increase your endorphins making you happier and is also a great de-stressor on the body and the brain.
- Get outside
Just being outdoors is rejuvenating and with movement or activity, the energy is pumped around that stagnant body. Go for a walk around the neighbourhood, do some gardening or just sit outside and breathe. Any outdoor pursuits will be beneficial.
- Eat greens
Green is the colour of the wood element and spring in Chinese medicine. Therefore eating fresh, leafy greens will also help recharge the liver and gallbladder energy in particular.
- Choose sour
Adding vinaigrette dressings or adding fresh lemon to your water every day is a healthy and fast way to get some pep.