The author of this article is Jen Jones, who writes on medical insurance and wellbeing topics.
Well - here it is after all those months of winter - finally the onset of spring. Actually it's still only February, but a miraculous few days of clear blue skies - and even a touch of warmth from the sun despite chilly ambient temperature - give the impression that spring is definitely on the way.
So with the better weather hopefully on the horizon, now is a good time to start thinking about spring cleaning the old lifestyle, and making it new once again. Don't think of it as a new year kind of dutiful resolution thing - more a dynamic time of inspiration and growth, when the light begins to stream back into the world and it feels good to be out and about being active without sleet or snow falling on your head.
Without further ado, the, are our tips for a healthy spring
Get seasonal with your food - this will help you find loads of great fresh produce to try alongside healthy staples such as brown rice and your favourite fruit and veg.
Still on the topic of food - now is also a good time to get creative with the salads and enjoy some great tasting salads and seafood - somehow the abundance of sunshine makes these foods all the more appetising.
Change the exercise routine - now that it's lighter you may well feel you naturally have more energy, so think about your exercise routine and make any necessary changes to help keep it interesting.
It's also worth looking at your various health cover and other financial products to make sure you've got everything you require. A bit of financial health is always in order too.
Look at your wellbeing routines - are you still finding it difficult to destress after work? Then try some new ways to manage stress. Mindfulness meditation is in the news quite a lot these days for its beneficial effects. It's also actually quite a simple technique - and there are plenty of good books available on the subject.