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Put a spring in your step

Springtime officially begins on March 20th; finally, we know the season that puts a bounce in our step is swinging into action.

 

The sight of green shoots emerging crowned by seasonal snowdrops, daffodils, and primroses are known to brighten our mood as we respond to spring’s new tempo.

 

March is a good time to capitalise on this natural positivity to venture outdoors more. Taking more exercise and introducing additional fresh foods are key in reducing our risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes, all highly recommended by the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme.

 

Get into the groove to enhance your activity levels and brighten your mental wellbeing.

 

Get out more! Spot the first signs of spring in your rural lanes or urban parks. Take a minute to snap a few photographs that capture the mood.

  • Keep the vibe alive by introducing splashes of colour into your home with a few additional cushions, a throw, or a new yellow coffee mug.
  • An empty windowsill looks like a lonely space. Fill with budding daffodils or a long-lasting artificial variety.
  • Fresh green salad leaves are an important part of a healthy diet. Add a new element to the salad bowl and research which UK flowers are safe to eat. You can cheat by using edible wafer-paper flower decorations as treats on low-fat and reduced sugar cakes.
  • Research new healthy recipes that enable you to introduce more sunshine sweetcorn into your diet.
  • Adding purpose to your walks is a good way to ensure that your commitment remains strong. Become a nature explorer; note the emergence of such common pollinators as bumblebees, butterflies, and hoverflies.
  • Investigate if there are any online nature surveys that you can contribute to by recording the different bird or animal varieties that you’ve spotted on your rambles.
  • If you decide to take your daily walks at dawn or nearing dusk, keep watch for the first sight of fox cubs coming out of their den. Mid-March is the optimum time for cubs to be born in both urban and rural settings.

https://www.stopdiabetes.co.uk/know-your-risk

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