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Countdown to Spring
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Staying healthy with the seasonal changes
Some of you, quite reasonably, have remained indoors during the winter season for fear of ending up in sick as
a result of the biting winds and low temperatures.
ortunately spring is on its way and
although the weather may not be up to
scratch just yet, it’s certainly on the way.
The evenings have started to become longer
and, even though it’s still cold, it’s not half as
bad as it was in depths of this cold winter.
This is now the time to start planning your
activities for spring. A key step we can all take
is to attempt to improve our general health.
It’s a well-known fact that accident and illness
are more likely to occur if our constitution
isn’t up to snuff.
So now that we can once more take
advantage of the
improved weather, it
is essential to try and
get into a routine of
regular exercise, imp-
roved diet and men-
alongside exercise for
the brain, have long been documented as
preventatives for a cornucopia of ills so why
not put some time aside to enhance your
The benefits of a
diet, too, have been
evident for decades
now, and with a little
really is possible to
strike that difficult
nutrition, flavour and a satisfyingly full
A lot of the time it’s about taking the time to
plan. Eating the right foods and setting time
aside for exercise need careful consideration
and the more of a habit you get into, the
easier it gets to plan ahead. Stimulating
yourself mentally can be done in a number of
ways, whether it’s your favourite crossword or
tucking into a new book, and the best part is
that it’s not weather reliant.
Whatever steps you take to ensure your
health and wellbeing this coming spring, take
advantage of the changing weather to start
In the end, it’s not the years in your life that
count. It’s the life in your years.
Spring cleaning begins now!
We all know that winter can take its toll on our bodies, but
what about our homes?
But it’s not just indoors that suffer either,
your gardens can really become victims to
winter - especially those plants that don’t take
kindly to frosts, snow or torrential rain.
mildew, and of
course, as we spend so much
time in doors when it’s
miserable out, things can get
a little messy, disorganised
and potentially dirty.
So when spring hits, it’s our excuse to get cleaning,
and revitalise our homes! Open up the windows, give
your home a breath of fresh air, and get cleaning!
But where do we even begin?
There’s no point floundering around every room
giving something a wipe here and there, it’s better to
make a plan of attack, tackling every room
individually and why not start with the main rooms
of the house. These, of course, are the kitchen and
Considered the two most necessary rooms in your
home, they also need to remain clean for obvious
hygiene reasons. But in the winter we feel sluggish,
so the bath goes uncleaned, the sink may get that
unsightly toothpaste buildup, and the kitchen floor
may be victim to an assortment of spills and crumbs.
Arm yourself with the appropriate cleaning products
for each room and get scrubbing! In the kitchen,
wipe down all surfaces, mop the floors, clean out the
fridge, do the dishes, and clean the oven.
In the bathroom, you should clean all tiled surfaces,
scrub the shower, bath and toilet and wipe down the
walls. And once you see the finished result, you know
it is all worth it. Clean the sink of all that built up soap
and toothpaste, and wipe the mirror, every little bit
counts in getting
those necessary areas
And then it’s time to
start on the living
areas. During winter,
becomes your main domain. In older homes, it tends
to be the warmest area where the heat is centralised.
So we end up relying heavily upon this area, leaving
it in disarray.
It’s time to get the vacuum cleaner and duster out,
and maybe even time for changing furniture around,
and possibly a ‘fresh’ touch!
Throughout your home, you should get rid of the last
touches of winter: wipe the window sills and
windows, walls and doors, get everything fresh for
But it’s not just indoors that suffer either, your
gardens can really become victims to winter -
especially those plants that don’t take kindly to
frosts, snow or torrential rain.
Have a clean out of all the plants that have not
survived, and spruce up those ones that have. Mow
the lawns, spray the mossy paths and revitalise all
that has suffered during the cold, wintery days.
But however you decide to make the most of the
changing season, do so with a bit of enthusiasm and
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