This Week, Spring Clean for Your Health!

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Renew your home and yourself! (myhomeideas.com)

Spring has officially sprung! So, in the spirit of the season, Vitals would like to encourage you to spring clean your way to a healthier, happier you.

Besides just the usual tasks – putting away winter clothes, airing out area rugs, polishing silverware, and replacing storm windows with screens – there are ways in which you can renew yourself along with your home.

Here are some tips for turning your annual house cleaning session into a life cleaning session:

  • Detox your refrigerator. Is your fridge overrun with past-their-prime condiment packs saved from years of takeout orders? Or processed foods that could increase your risk of cancer, like hot dogs, packaged lunch meats, and sugary sweets? Time to get rid of all expired foods, as well as anything that could be harmful to your overall health.
  • Get ready to go outdoors! Put away those snow boots, and take out your running shoes! Make it a habit to spend some time outdoors everyday doing some kind of physical activity. Just 30 minutes a day of aerobic activity, which could be anything from a brisk walk to a jog, could significantly improve your health.
  • Schedule all of your regular doctor checkups. Just as you might inspect your gutters and drain pipes to see how they fared during the winter months, the spring is also as good a time as any to see your physicians and make sure you’re in good health.  Vitals’ Doctor Finder puts your physician’s contact information at your fingertips, or helps you find a doctor who’s right for you based on the search criteria of your choice.

Do you have any other spring cleaning tips for the home, or for yourself? Let us know in the comments section below!