For the past year and since the start of the pandemic, many of us have been asked to change the way we live, work and socialize. This has caused us to fall into habits that may be taking more of a toll on us than we realize.

As we leap into spring, let’s take this opportunity to let go of those bad habits and transform them into some good ones. We know that it takes about 1-2 months to develop a habit, so if you can stick with some of the suggestions below throughout the spring, you may find that they will bloom into your new, healthy lifestyle.

1) Sleep

We’ve seen quite a few different sleep trends come to light during the pandemic—some are sleeping way more because they are always home, while some sleep way less due to stress and alcohol use. Whatever your reason is, here are some proven tips that I recommend to help lull my patients into truly restorative sleep:

2) Hydration

One thing I notice quite a bit is that people are dehydrated and they don’t even know it! Just because you are drinking lots of water does not mean that your body is actually absorbing it. You NEED water to run all the various systems in the body. Try these helpful tips:

3) Mindset & Stress

The past year can be viewed as stress-inducing for a variety of reasons. Whether it’s the pandemic, politics or current events—we’ve all experienced it in one form or another.

At my practice, we have found that there is a very strong connection between the mind and the body. If the mind is in distress, it causes many different reactions in the systems of your body, which manifest as inflammation and pain.

If you can train yourself to reframe how you view your experiences, it can greatly increase your quality of life. Here are a few valuable ways to retrain your brain that have proven to be incredibly successful for my patients:

4) Nutrition & Weight Loss

A recent study reported that around 61% of adults have reported undesirable weight gain during the pandemic. During the last year, many have fallen into carb-laden comfort eating and chronic snacking. Here are a handful of tips for how to get back on track with your nutrition:

5) Exercise & Movement

We haven’t had access to our normal gyms and exercise classes, and we’ve also been asked to stay home quite a bit. This has caused a hiccup in our normal exercise routines. See below for tips on how to spring back into action … in the right ways:

I hope you’ll find these tip helpful. Comment below with the ones you tried and liked. Wishing everyone a happy spring from KanodiaMD!

Article by Dr. Anup Kanodia

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