Spring cleaning is an annual routine where we rid our homes of unnecessary materials that no
longer serve us. You can also apply this method of cleaning to your body. Get your health back
on track this spring to ensure a safe and carefree summer.
If you plan to travel, or your children plan on attending camp, schedule doctors’ appointments
now to reduce stress when planning summer activities. Evaluate your nutrition, exercise routine,
skin, oral health, sleep, mental health, and family history to maximize your well-being this

Consult a Dietician
Increase your nutrition efficiency by visiting a dietician. One of the most effective ways to aid
your overall health is through your gut. If you or your family members struggle with significant
weight gain or loss, allergies, picky eating, bloating, stomach pain, diarrhea, or constipation,
schedule an appointment this spring.
In the U.S., we normalize the intake of fast food and the negative feelings it causes. These
consumption patterns cause a variety of health impacts that you can challenge with a good diet.
Working with a nutrition specialist to craft adequate meals for your family can:
● Reduce their risk for heart disease, stroke, cancer, osteoporosis, and diabetes.
● Reduce their blood pressure.
● Lower their cholesterol.
● Increase their ability to fight illnesses.
● Increase their energy levels and well-being.

Reevaluate Your Exercise Routine
Increase your muscular and skeletal health by switching up your workout routine. To maximize
your fitness, research the benefits of your previous exercise forms and contact a professional
trainer to add in necessary elements.
Your well-rounded workouts should last 30 to 60 minutes. You should engage in them five days
a week. You can also participate in 20 to 60 minutes of vigorous exercise three days a week.
There are additional alterations you can make to increase your happiness while training.
If you typically work out at the gym alone, try taking a communal cycling or yoga class. And if
you cycle in a studio, try biking outside in nature instead. An easy way to change your routine is
by altering your warm-up. Instead of spending 10 minutes on the treadmill, shorten your start
with high-intensity circuits.

Visit a Dermatologist
Less than 20% of the U.S. population visits a dermatologist regularly. If it has been a while since
you or your family members have scheduled an appointment, it may be time to do so.
Many people believe that you need an urgent issue to see a dermatologist, but annual checkups
can improve everyone’s health. If you, or a family member, has a mole, acne, or hair loss, it may
be a good idea to consult a dermatologist. Some topical issues resolve on their own while others
worsen over time, so it’s essential to address them early after identification.

Schedule a Dentist Appointment
Biannual dentist appointments can address issues outside of tooth health. These professionals
completed oral hygiene training, which covers the entire mouth. Before attending your dental
appointment, it can help to jot down concerns you have about your mouth’s health.
Over two-thirds of patients struggle with persistent oral cold sores but never discuss this issue
with their dentist. Rather than waiting for your health to decline, consult your doctor about cold
sores and other abnormalities to maximize the health of your mouth.

Challenge Your Sleep Routine
With spring beginning just days after Daylight Saving, it is a great season to reevaluate your
sleep patterns. A limited number of civilians receive adequate amounts of rest at night.
Signs that you need to alter your or your children’s sleep routines include:
● It takes 30 minutes or more to fall asleep.
● Waking up more than once a night.
● Lying awake for 20 minutes, or more, in the night.
● Skin breakouts or puffy eyes.
● Difficulty concentrating during the day.
You can improve your family’s sleep habits by sticking to a schedule, researching how many
hours of rest each member needs, rearranging bedrooms, and managing worries.

Visit a Therapist
A vital tip for improving your family’s health is to evaluate everyone’s mental status. Mental
health includes emotional, social, and psychological well-being. If you or your family members
are showing signs of struggle in these areas, it may be time to visit a therapist.
Therapy is an effective form of treatment for many underlying struggles that everyone feels.
Staying on top of your family’s mental well-being is a crucial way to keep everyone healthy this

Learn Your Family’s Health History
A smart way to prevent future illness is to evaluate your family’s health history. Most civilians
have at least one chronic disease present in their immediate or extended family. This increases
your likelihood of developing the same illness later in life.
Asking your parents or other family members about their chronic illness can help you better
prevent your exposure to them. You can also contact doctors of deceased family members to
access medical records for further precautions. When it comes to major medical issues, staying
ahead of the game can allow for a healthy and stress-free future.

It All Starts With a Conversation
If you are living with older family members, they may resist particular medical treatments. Talk
to your family about their increased risks for certain illnesses and the benefits of maximizing
their health. When your family supports one another, it benefits everyone’s well-being.

 Photo by: Vlada Karpovich

Photo by: Vlada Karpovich