5 Tips to Stay Healthy This Spring

The weather is changing and Spring is in the air! Here are some tips on staying healthy in the new season.

Take care of your skin. Just because it isn't Summer quite yet doesn't mean you can forego protecting your skin. Hopefully you've been applying sunscreen all Winter long too! But if you're planning picnics and barbecues for the warm weather, make sure you add a moisturizer with SPF 15 or higher. Throw on a hat and sunglasses, and you'll be more than stylish—you'll be making your skin safer from the sun's rays.

Hand-washing 101. Washing your hands is the number one way to prevent illness. Want some rules you can follow to get the most out of this daily routine? Warm water is always best to use, and you should scrub away for at least 10-15 seconds. Treat yourself to some fantastic smelling soap to encourage frequency. Rachel is a fan of Method's Lavender Soap.

Stay active! What better way to bring in the season but with getting on your feet for a nice run? If that's not your thing, there are all kinds of activities you can try. Yoga, aerial trapeze, weightlifting, and dancing are some of the favorites of the Massage Williamsburg Crew. Exercise raises hormones that deal with stress and enhances the immune system. So get moving!

Try foods that are in season. A variety of delicious fruits and veggies grow during Spring, and eating these foods are a great way to promote health and wellness. Try yummy beets, mangoes, asparagus, and peas to ring in the windy season!

Fight those allergens the right way. Seasonal allergies effect millions of people every year. Without going the “Bubble Boy” route, what can you do? Simply bathing before and after sleeping can reduce the amount of allergens that cling to your skin when you walk outside. Try to clean out your fan and air conditioning filters (both at home and in your car if needed) to make sure the air you breathe while sleeping and traveling is pollen-free.