(SD-SP) Warmer weather, colorful blooms and longer days – it’s hard not to be happy during Spring. But if you need a boost to put a little more “spring in your step” this season, here are some tips that you can try so that you feel energized and ready to take on all that Spring has to offer.
Skip the Snooze
Not feeling like a spring chicken? Then channel the rooster. Let in natural sunlight and wake up when it starts to become light out. This will set your body’s circadian rhythm and can help to eliminate the groggy feeling that happens after hitting the snooze button a bunch of times. It is still important, however, to ensure that you do get a restful night’s sleep. So that might mean adjusting your bedtime and making sure that screens are off as you wind down. If you do have to get up in the middle of the night, then resist the urge to start scrolling on your phone as that can make it harder to fall back asleep.
Satiate Your Cells
One of the best ways to maintain energy is making sure that your organs, muscles, and tissues receive the oxygen and nutrients they need so you can perform at your best. Of course, that starts with eating healthy and getting plenty of exercise. You can also add a supplement, like the cocoa flavanols in CocoaVia™, which can boost your body’s natural pool of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is a supermolecule that allows arteries to relax and widen, promoting healthy blood flow from head to toe. The best part about taking the cocoa flavanols in CocoaViaTM, is that they can benefit your whole body– studies have shown that when taken daily, cocoa flavanols can improve memory, heart health, muscles and skin.
Smell the Roses
Put simply, plants can make you feel better. Research compiled by Texas A&M University shows that plants can help people concentrate better in the home and workplace. Having flowers around can boost positive energy, while helping people feel safe and relaxed. Spending time in nature, studies show, can increase people’s perceptions of vitality and induce vigor and a positive outlook on life.
Letting the sunshine in, adding science-backed supplements to your diet, and stopping to smell the roses (or simply spending some time in nature) can help to ensure you have the energy and vitality to make the most of the season – and many more to come!