Spring cleaning isn’t just for your home -- try it on your body
Now that everyone is working on spring cleaning their homes, it might be time to start thinking about spring cleaning your body. Jon Handelsman, co-owner of Better Health Market and Cafe, stopped by “Live in the D” to show how they can help you start fresh this spring. Handelsman said there are great ways to start small if you’ve never done one before. In addition to raw, pressed juices, Better Health offers vitamins, supplements and organic foods. To find out more about how you can find a Better Health Market near you, watch the video above.
Is your sleep schedule having an impact on your weight?
Struggling to lose weight? Dr. Geri Williams from Ideal You Health Center talked with “Live in the D” host Tati Amare about the ways the center has found sleep and weight loss are linked. With support from coaches and some lessons on how to eat healthier, the center says it can help you not only lose weight, but keep it off. After sunset, your body releases hormones for sleep, along with hormones for repair and fat loss. Williams said delaying sleep past midnight or sleeping during the day often results in higher instances of obesity and cardiovascular problems.
Meet your health goals by switching up your snacks
As many people continue to work from home, snacking has become a huge part of the job. Quiana “Que” Broden, owner of “Cooking With Que”, showed us how to start our healthy snack journey for 2021. Que explained that it’s super easy to start off with some fruit. Once the fruit is cut you can also throw it into the blender for a tasty smoothie. If you’re looking for something a little more filling, Que recommends a protein ball.
How to boost your mood during the Michigan winter blues
However a few simple lifestyle changes can work to boost our moods. All forms of exercise are known to improve your mood, but instructor Sara Ruhlind said the deep breathing practiced in yoga can set it apart. If you’re just going to have fast food 24/7 then you’re going to have a fast food body and a fast food mind. She recommendsincorporating foods that are high in magnesium that can also help to improve our mood especially during the seasons when the sun is not shining. It is important to note that while lifestyle changes can improve your mood, they will not work for everyone.