Spring is coming to an end and we're heading into summer. But are you ready for the heat? Our end-of-spring to-do list will make sure you're well-prepared to jump into summer and make the most out of the season while taking care of your well-being and health.
Need we say more? The heat is slowly creeping upon us, and usually, we don't notice we're dehydrated until it's too late. Staying hydrated helps regulate your body temperature, prevents infections, keeps your organs functioning optimally and sends nutrients to your cells. Not to mention, it also gives you that radiant summer glow. So, get yourself a large water bottle and start getting your daily H2O in (ideally 64 oz. per day)!
2. Identify your health and wellness goals and make an attainable plan
It's time to focus on you. What are your health and wellness goals? How are you going to achieve them? For example, if you have arthritis or a sleep disorder, what steps will you take to improve your symptoms? Set up reachable health and wellness goals to feel your best during the summer.
3. Get the right light therapy device
You can achieve many of your health and wellness goals via red light therapy. By stimulating your body on the cellular level, you can heal yourself from the inside out. With your unique goals in mind, select a light therapy device to help you along your health and wellness journey.
4. Get a good night's sleep
Sleep is essential. Sleep allows the body to repair itself and be ready for the following day. A lack of sleep aids in weight gain, decreased immunity, and heart disease. A light therapy device can help regulate the circadian rhythm and help reduce sleep disorders, including insomnia.
5. Clear the clutter
Have you done your spring cleaning? While spring cleaning does give your home a bit of a facelift, it also comes with health benefits. A clean home strengthens your immune system, reduces stress and depression, and even helps motivate you. So get cleaning!
6. Spend time in nature
We tend to underestimate the power of mother earth; ye, spending time in nature is crucial for our health. Nature bathing is amazing in reducing stress, lowering blood pressure, reducing anxiety and stress hormones. Plus, the weather is nice now, and there's no reason you should be stuck inside the house. Go out and get some fresh, clean air in nature.
7. Go plant-forward
You may be interested in exploring the world of plant-based meals, and we don't blame you. As summer rolls around, you'll want to focus on eating light and fresh meals. Going plant-based is a great idea for the summer as it helps support your immune system and reduce inflammation. Not only that, but the bloat goes away too! And since it'll be summer, you won't want the bloat to hang around with you at the beach.
8. Make a home garden
If you have a backyard or some balcony space to grow vegetables, give it a try. There's nothing tastier than homegrown fruits and veggies. But aside from that, gardening reduces stress, gives you a vitamin D boost, builds self-esteem, and is a pretty good workout.
9. Get vaccinated
Getting COVID-19 isn't a fun experience for most people. While some aren't severely affected, many people live with long-lasting effects. Protect yourself, your family, and friends by getting vaccinated. Once vaccinated, you can return to your normal life, which is something we all want to do.
10. Find your inner zen
When your mind is healthy, you're healthy. This past year has been stressful, but you don't need to keep the stress inside. Let it out! Meditation helps reduce stress and increases focus, eliminating clutter in your mind. You can practice meditation while using your light therapy device to knock two birds with one stone.
After reading this list, are you ready for summer? It's time you started crossing off items on our end-of-spring to-do list. Make sure to check out Kaiyan's MDA-certified and FDA-approved light therapy devices, choosing one that suits your needs.