What better way to say hello to spring than to do something good for yourself? This is the time to get up off the couch and step outdoors, to enjoy the sunshine and new growth, to take advantage of more daylight and be inspired by Earth’s reawakening. But you can’t truly enjoy the season if you aren’t feeling your best. These tips will help you experience total wellness so you can welcome spring properly.
If you’ve been cooped up inside all winter, it might be tempting to throw open the doors and step outside to do something energetic. However, it’s easy to overdo it and many doctors recommend warming up your body first.
A low body temperature can contribute to many physical problems, such as fluid retention, allergies, asthma, muscle and joint aches – all problems some people have experienced when going straight from inactivity to becoming active again.
Gentle and regular exercise can help. And to really warm up your body, try slipping into the soothing warmth of a FIT Bodywrap®. The gentle infrared heating can positively affect your body by improving circulation, ridding it of heavy metal toxins, relieving joint pain and strengthening the immune system. The infrared heat can also improve the balance of blood pressure, blood sugar, and nutrients in the cells, resulting in increased muscle strength.
Preventive Care for Allergies
Of course higher temperatures outdoors mean that those who suffer from pollen allergies are sure to respond by sneezing, itching and blowing their nose! Rather than reaching for a pharmaceutical solution, you may want to try fighting allergic reactions the natural way. Herbal remedies, such as butterbur, nettles and goldenseal brewed into a tea could be something to try when combatting hay fever. If you suffer from congestion, many naturopaths suggest trying a Neti pot with saline solution to cleanse your nostrils. And far infrared ray (FIR) therapy such as that provided by a FIT Bodywrap® has been shown to be efficacious in strengthening the immune system, which is at the core of most allergy problems. Infrared heat is also good at killing pathogens such as fungi, bacteria and viruses that cause complications.
Prevent Sun Damage
Don’t forget to slather on sunscreen before you do anything outdoors this spring. Wearing a wide-brimmed hat and long-sleeved shirt while gardening is also a good idea.
Another way you can help prevent sunburn? A relaxing FIT Bodywrap® session! According to Dr. Flickstein’s research, “FIR pre-soaking human tissue cells boosted three major pathways that prepare cells to better resist subsequent UV-induced stress. Several studies have concluded that infrared radiation provides resistance to UV-induced cell damage from over-exposure. It works via reduction of DNA damage and an increased production of proteins that protect stressed cells enough to prevent their death from UV over-exposures.”
Relief When You Overdo It
Of course, as much as you prepare to welcome spring, there’s no guarantee you won’t overdo it! It could certainly make sore muscles, joint pain, runny nose and eyes, stiffness and other symptoms of body stress feel better when you slip into a FIT Bodywrap®.
Infrared therapy as delivered by the FIT Bodywrap® has demonstrated success in resolving or safely managing a broad range of disorders as well as promoting processes that lead to overall wellbeing. So go ahead. Welcome spring with open arms. But many doctors recommend using caution before stepping outside and advise their patients not to overdo it. For some people, using FIT Bodywrap® as a relaxing method of helping to alleviate or prevent physical problems could be just the ticket to a healthier spring!