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Spring Cleaning Checklist (For Your Body + Mind)

by Laurice Wardini March 27, 2020

Spring Cleaning Checklist (For Your Body + Mind)

Your home isn’t the only thing that should go through detox once spring arrives – your body should as well! A new season is a perfect time to restart healthy habits (or create new ones). On top of that, you might be stuck inside all day due to COVID-19. This free time is a great opportunity to create healthy routines.

 

Workout 

You might be devastated you can’t go to the gym at the moment. Luckily, there are some great at-home workouts to continue your fitness journey. 

  • Go on a run (just stay 6 feet away from others)
  • Jump roping is an excellent HIIT workout 
  • Stair climbing
  • Resistance band workouts 
  • Hand weights at-home 

On top of these basics, there is plenty of inexpensive equipment that you can purchase to get a gym-worthy workout for the muscles you’re targeting (i.e. pull-up bar, kettlebell, medicine balls, barbell bar with weights, etc.).

 

Keep Stretching

The importance of stretching is often underrated. You should be stretching daily (especially if you work out)! To ensure you’re stretching thoroughly, try turning on an easy-to-follow stretching routine or yoga video on Youtube. Additionally, make sure to stretch before and after workouts.

 

Stay Hydrated

Water helps regulate temperature and keeps your essential organs functioning properly. Staying hydrated is incredibly important! Make sure to drink around half a gallon of water per day. Since it can be hard to remember, here are a few ideas to remind yourself to drink water throughout the day: 

  • Set phone reminders every 15–30 minutes
  • Always keep your water bottle nearby 
  • Invest in a smart water bottle (tracks your water intake and has reminders such as flashing)

 

Mindfulness + Meditation

Mindfulness practices are important, now more than ever. Anxiety is completely natural at these times, but it shouldn’t overpower you. To stay positive and clear your mind, practice meditation daily for 15+ minutes. 

In addition, make sure to get outside every day to support your mental health. Yes, we’re in quarantine, but that doesn’t mean we can’t go for a walk as long as we make sure to stay over six feet away from others. 

 

Get Your Nutrients 

If you have a goal in mind for your fitness journey, tracking your macronutrients and micronutrients will help you reach your goal as quickly as possible. An app like Cronometer can help you track what you eat every day, all the way down to smaller (but still essential) vitamins and minerals. You’ll be able to see if you’re getting enough protein, if you’re sticking to your daily calorie goal, and what nutrients you’re missing out on. 

It can be hard to hit your protein goals every day – a supplement like the Ground Based Superfood Protein can get you there fast with 20g of protein per scoop (plus it’s entirely plant-based). On top of that, our powder has a wealth of added nutrients from superfoods and greens. 

 

Boost Your Immune System

You might be searching for an immune system boost during these times. Although there are many hype products, the best way to boost your immune system is to eat a healthy diet overall. Make sure to eat plenty of vegetables and don’t overdo unhealthy foods. While popular supplements like elderberry and vitamin C can improve the immune system, they won’t help much if you’re filling your body with unhealthy foods. 

 

Create a Daily Routine

As many of us are thrown out of our natural routines, it’s important to create a temporary routine to ensure we get everything done. Without a set routine, it’s easy to put important things off. Here is an example for those working from home. 

  • 8 AM: Wake up  
  • 8:30 AM: Stretch (15–30 minutes)
  • 9:10 AM: Meditate (15 minutes)
  • 9:30 AM: Start working
  • 12 PM: Lunch break (30 minutes)
  • 1 PM: Work out (30 minutes – 1 hour) 
  • 2 PM: Finish work 
  • 6 PM: Relax with family

 

Bottom Line: Remember to stay safe and practice social distancing for the wellbeing of your community! 

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