Winter is sooo last month. We can all let out a sigh of relief and rejoice now that spring is here. The sun is shining, birds are chirping and gardens are blooming.

lady with hat sitting in field on sunny day

Spring is also a great time to boost your health after a three-month hibernation. Here are some tips to get you started.

Get moving again

Warmer weather and blue skies are great reasons to get outdoors. Spring is a good excuse to start a new exercise program and get fit for summer. Begin exercising gradually, especially if you’re not in top form.

Save your skin

More sun comes with an increased risk of sun damage. It’s time to get sun-smart again and protect your skin with SPF 50+, a hat, shade, sunglasses and long sleeves.

Eat fresh fruit & veggies

How can you not love the variety of in-season fruit and vegetables? Apples, grapefruit, asparagus and spinach are just the start. Including the deliciousness of spring into your diet can only be good for you.

Take care of allergies

Spring is when pollen and dust mites are in abundance. Keep an eye on the daily pollen count and stay indoors on bad days. Wash sheets and warmer weather clothes for the new season and make sure your medications are on-hand to relieve symptoms.

Be prepared for thunderstorm asthma

If you’re asthmatic, ensure you carry your reliever puffer with you – especially if you also get hay fever. The highest risk for thunderstorm asthma is from October to December. Speak with your GP if you don’t have a current asthma action plan.

If you have any concerns about your health or would like a spring health check-up, give us a call on (03) 8579 6838 or book an appointment online.