For us at Soma, Spring is a time of renewed energy and excitement — especially when this spring has a ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ feel more than ever.
As the weather turns warmer and the days turn longer, it’s the perfect time to take advantage of the extra Vitamin D, longer days, and fresh air to get your mental and physical health in check.
One easy fit tip to cross off your list is getting (and staying) hydrated. That’s where we come in…
While you’re springing into action and focusing on yourself, we’ll take care of the hydration thing. Filters by Soma is the easiest way to never run out of fresh, filtered water. First, pick your Soma. Once you place your order, you’ll receive your Soma pitcher or carafe (whichever you prefer), a 2-pack of filters, + a bonus filter already installed. After that, we’ll send you two filters every two months — pretty simple. Now sit back, relax, and let the water come to you.
Not worrying about when to change your filter or how much water you drank this week allows you to focus on other things, like recapturing those New Year’s Resolutions and restoring the positive, physical and mental, habits you may have abandoned.
Following a healthy, balanced diet is not only beneficial to physical health, but also mental health. The Mental Health Foundation states, “Your brain needs a mix of nutrients to stay healthy and function well, just like the other organs in your body”, meaning that following a healthy and balanced diet is not only beneficial to physical health but also to your mental health. Try adding more fruit and veggies in place of foods and drinks that contain sugar, artificial additives and caffeine —which have the opposite effect on mental health.
As we’ve been preaching all of quarantine, regular exercise is a huge factor in better mental health. Simply walking daily, when combined with nature and friends, can bring about positive emotions while creating and achieving fitness goals can boost your confidence and self-esteem.
Getting enough sleep each night and managing stress are additional factors for good mental health. Trying to go to bed and wake at the same time every day, establishing a bedtime ritual, and a good sleep environment contribute to a better night’s sleep and better well-being. Stress can sometimes affect our sleep, so finding ways to manage it is important. Yoga, meditation, and staying positive or smiling during difficult times may reduce stress.