The anticipation is growing … spring is just around the corner!
For most of us, cabin fever is in full effect, and we are more than ready to “cure” this winter boredom by getting outside and interacting with nature. Ah, the joy of what’s to come!
For now, though, we can make use of our expanding daylight hours and growing supply of energy by decluttering our surroundings. Sure, it sounds like just another chore, but there are actually health benefits to this activity. Experts say disarray can cause stress, while clean can facilitate calm and peace of mind in our lives. Check out Joan Ek’s inspiring article this month! There are also some reputable health and wellness websites that offer more information on the therapeutic effects of decluttering.
March is the month we observe National Nutrition Month. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. There is so much to learn in this area; consider researching these topics before things get too busy outside! You’ll find some helpful tips and resources on the academy’s website (http://eatright.org).
We have so many great articles to share with you this month. Rebecca Brown cautions us about the dyes found in our food. Lisa Schmoock touches on the sensitive issue of hair loss. Todd Rockweit continues his sustainable soils series with a lesson in nutrients and soil biology — just in time for lawn care planning. Lindsay George encourages women to work on their upper body strength and shares the value of body-weight exercises. And, there’s much more, so please read on!
Enjoy the anticipation of spring, and take some time to prepare for your healthy future!
In health and happiness,