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Spring into Wellness

Release Date: March 13, 2024

Spring is the perfect time to reboot and rejuvenate your health and wellness habits. The change of season is not only a symbol of rebirth in nature, but it can also be a renewal of healthy lifestyle practices.

Here are some healthy habits, recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), that you can integrate into your life to help refresh and revitalize your wellness plan:

  • Exercise regularly. Aim for 30 minutes of physical activity at least 5 days a week.
  • Make healthier food choices. Choose foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and low-fat dairy products.
  • Prioritize your beverage health. Drink more water and limit alcohol and sugary drinks.
  • Practice healthy sleep hygiene. Prioritize consistent bedtime and a comfortable sleep environment for optimal sleep quality.
  • Be sun safe. Wear clothing to cover skin exposed to the sun and use broad spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 15.
  • Keep your smile healthy. Floss daily and brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste.
  • Quit smoking and using tobacco products. Avoid secondhand smoke.
  • Know your family health history. Talk with your family about your health history and consult your health care provider to determine risk factors for disease and ways to reduce your risk.
  • Seek help when you need it. Support is accessible through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Always consult your physician before starting any diet or exercise plan. If you have questions, contact worklife@hq.dhs.gov. For additional resources, visit the CDC’s page on Strategies for a Healthy Spring.

Last Updated: 03/13/2024
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