As an annual time of growth and fresh perspective, spring can be the perfect season to recharge our bodies and minds. According to studies, we”re more productive after taking time to renew our spirits and revitalize our energy. Relaxation helps us reduce stress, decrease pain, prevent disease, lower both blood pressure and cholesterol, and it also helps diabetics regulate insulin.
Here are some ways you can recharge:
Get a massage.
The centuries-old method of kneading muscles is a proven stress reducer.
Take a yoga class.
This includes breathing exercises that can calm and help you.
Lose yourself in a good book.
The great escape is as close as your neighborhood library. When you read it, you feel it, according to scientific research.
Tranquility through hypnosis.
According to the Mayo Clinic, hypnosis is “a trance-like state in which you have heightened focus, concentration and inner absorption.”
Take a cruise.
Relax and let the ship captain take the helm.
Even if you don”t catch a thing, sitting quietly in a boat or lounging by the shore can be a fulfilling and meditative exercise.
Take a hike.
Get back to nature, enjoy the local flora and fauna and get some exercise.
Take a day or half a day to indulge in facials, body wraps or skin hydration.