With spring around the corner, March 20, we are all already preparing for the new season. Just last week we adjusted our clocks 1 hour ahead. Even though it has almost been a week, I am still feeling pretty tired from the time change.
As we continue to transition from winter to spring our overall wellness also gest affected. You may notice that you will crave different foods because during the winter months we tend to eat and drink more comforting and warmer foods. Soup, coffee, and hot chocolate are just a few of those types of food and drink. During spring our bodies tend to crave lighter and fresher foods. Fruit is a big hit during spring and the drink of choice is water for hydrating purposes. The local farmer’s market becomes packed when certain foods become available.
During winter we like to be inside more due to the colder weather and sometimes it may be difficult to get motivated to exercise. It is a natural response for the body to store more fat during winter too. As soon as spring hits with the longer days and warmer weather we are more likely to engage in outdoor activities. This can include bike rides, running, hiking, and general exercise. People are doing whatever it takes to get ready for the beach season.
Sleep can also be affected in this transition time too. With more daylight we want to be more active or we feel that we have more time to do things. This can lead to attempting to stay up longer. Sleep is important in spring just as it is in any other season. Developing some type of routine to get to bed may help you sleep better, especially in the first few weeks of the time change.
What are some differences you notice about yourself during the winter to spring transition? How does it affect your wellness?
*1 Round of Cindy = 5 Pull Ups, 10 Push Ups, 15 Air Squats