5 Health Essentials for the Best Spring Ever!

///5 Health Essentials for the Best Spring Ever!

5 Health Essentials for the Best Spring Ever!

Spring is officially here and it’s time refine your healthy habits.  Here are 5 healthy spring essentials to have the best spring ever!

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Hi guys!

Happy beautiful, flowery gorgeous spring.  I’m ready to kick this super weird winter to the curb and start this next season fresh with a healthy spring.

It’s hard to not feel revived when surrounded by such joyful things!  Look at these beauts that are already in bloom in Asheville.

So much joy.

Spring for me is all about growth, new beginnings and a fresh way of thinking.  The new spring season has always been an ideal time for me to assess my health and happiness and figure out how to do things even a little better.

Life is all about growing… isn’t it?

So with spring officially starting Monday I thought I’d share a few things I’m doing to have a healthy spring this year.

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5 Essentials for a Healthy Spring

Fresh Sunscreen

Since I often am in the running for palest person alive, I always take time in the spring to look at what sunscreen I have (and often toss!) and buy fresh bottles for the upcoming season.  Sunny days even this early in the year can burn!  I very vividly remember getting burnt at a 5K on a sunny day in March.  There’s nothing healthy about a sunburn.

Remember, sunscreen doesn’t last forever either.  For best results toss last year’s and get some new stuff for all the fun you are going to have this spring and summer.  Just think of all the adventures these bottles are going on!

New Sunglasses

Is there anything more fun than a new pair of sunnies!  Sunglasses not just look cool but promote good eye health, so get a fresh pair for a healthy spring.

Get Allergies Under Control

This is a big one!  It’s time to FINALLY get those allergies under control.  You can’t have a healthy spring sneezing all the time!

For many of us, spring allergies can be debilitating and it’s critical to remember to start taking your meds and get your plan of action now.  If you’ve been a long time reader of the blog, you know that I have really struggled with allergies in the past to the point of having sinus surgery several years ago.  Stuff like this used to be my worst nightmare!

After working with my doctors for a long time (which I recommend you do if you are having serious issues,) I finally have my allergies under control.  One critical thing that I added to my allergy routine was nose spray.  Pills would treat the headaches and such but nothing else would help my nose congestion.  It was by far the best thing that kept me from constantly feeling foggy.

This spring there is a new spray to choose from and I think it could help many of you have a healthy spring.  It’s called FLONASE® Sensimist™ Allergy Relief and it’s a new over-the-counter treatment for allergies available at CVS.  It’s a game changer!

It’s also scent-free, alcohol free, has little to no drip and is less invasive with a short nozzle.  So basically it takes a lot of things that make a nose spray uncomfortable and makes them better.  I had a lot of trouble using nose sprays at all, and this mist delivery system was what finally allowed me to use one!

You used to only be able to get FLONASE® Sensimist™  by prescription and now it’s available over the counter at CVS, which is ahhhh-mazing!  If you are struggling, I highly recommend you try it out.

For those of you who suffer from allergies, next week I’m going to share the complete steps I took to finally conquer my allergies.  So more deets to come!

Keep an Allergy Kit

While it is so much better to proactively treat allergies, sometimes it catches up with you.  Stop by CVS and pick up a few CVS Health essentials to treat those headaches, sore throats and even watery eyes.

Make a kit so you don’t have to stop by the store the next time you are feeling bad.

Embrace the Flowers

One of the great joys of spring is getting back outdoors and seeing the beautiful show.  It’s invigorating for your soul to embrace nature this time of year.  There is no better way to ditch the winter blues and have a healthy spring than to surround yourself with this!

Now you’re ready to have a healthy spring this year too!


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Thanks for making Running in a Skirt part of your day!  Come back tomorrow for my Crock Pot Glazed Carrots!

Your turn!

What healthy spring essentials would you add to the list?

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By | 2017-08-15T14:03:50-04:00 March 22nd, 2017|Fitness, Healthy Living Tips|74 Comments


  1. […] How to Have the Healthiest Spring Yet […]

  2. Kristy from Southern In Law March 25, 2017 at 11:12 pm - Reply

    This totally makes me miss spring! How gorgeous are those blooms?!?!

  3. kimmythevegan March 24, 2017 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    Great tips Julie! I LOOOOOVE spring. The sunscreen tip is a really good one. I definitely use that all spring & summer with my fair skin, otherwise I burn.
    I’m so lucky I don’t suffer from allergies, but the hubby does – so we’ll have to check these out.
    And sunglasses for sure! I just bought a nice pair for the first time – I usually buy cheapo ones, but I bought nice, polarized ones and they really make a huge difference. It’s so good for eye health =)

  4. Tiffany VanSickle March 24, 2017 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    We had a trip to Mexico in February so I’m set with new sunscreen! πŸ™‚ My allergies have been up and down with the constantly-changing weather but Benadryl has been keeping me in check so far!

    • JulieWunder March 26, 2017 at 11:33 am - Reply

      That sounds like the perfect way to use sunscreen!

  5. Kristina @ Love & Zest March 24, 2017 at 10:42 am - Reply

    Yeessss, Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen!!! Wear the suncreen lovelies! I absolutely love spring flowers, but oh the allergies. I’m looking forward to reading how your post about how you conquered them!

  6. Patricia @Sweet and Strong March 24, 2017 at 8:49 am - Reply

    Ok well if you say to buy new sunglasses I guess I should, hehe. And those flowers are so beautiful! Hoping we start experiencing some spring like temperatures here in DC this weekend! Happy Spring =)

  7. Crystal March 23, 2017 at 11:08 pm - Reply

    Love all the beautiful blooms! As lovely as they are to look at, they sure can mess with my breathing. Allergy relief is a must this time of year.

  8. Maria March 23, 2017 at 4:49 pm - Reply

    These flowers are so refreshing! I have the Flonase covered haha.

  9. Edye March 23, 2017 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    What beautiful flowers! Wishing you a wonderful spring, Julie <3

  10. Andrea on Vacation March 23, 2017 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Look at all those gorgeous flowers! I can’t wait for spring- 1) I like flowers and 2) our furnace is broken- brrrrrr

  11. Authentic Food Quest March 23, 2017 at 9:05 am - Reply

    Those flowers are perfect! I’m ready for spring now πŸ™‚

  12. Jenn March 23, 2017 at 8:59 am - Reply

    Luckily, I don’t suffer from allergies, but I do need a new pair of sunglasses!

  13. Emily @Sinful Nutrition March 23, 2017 at 7:26 am - Reply

    All of those flowers! πŸ˜€ Wishing they were here in Maine instead of the snow!

  14. Annemarie LeBlanc March 23, 2017 at 5:06 am - Reply

    My husband suffers from allergies every Spring because of all the pollen in the air. I will see if the FLONASE Sensimist Allergy Relief would work for him and help him through Spring.

  15. Pam March 23, 2017 at 1:42 am - Reply

    Like most, I suffer from spring allergies. I love all of the beautiful flowers but they bring with them a whole set of issues. Thank God for antihistamines! I also need to get some new sunglasses and sunscreen too.

  16. abbey sharp March 23, 2017 at 12:42 am - Reply

    A bright lipstick and some fresh herb plants in my kitchen would be lovely as well!!

    • JulieWunder March 26, 2017 at 11:26 am - Reply

      That sounds like spring perfection! Thanks Abbey.

  17. Chrissy March 22, 2017 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    I should get into the habit of tossing old sunscreen and stocking up on new stuff. I end up waiting too long. And I’m hoping my allergies aren’t bad this year. I’ve heard Flonase is great!

  18. Heather @ Kraus House Mom March 22, 2017 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    I go through gallons of sunscreen every year and tons of allergy medicine as well. I can’t wait for the snow that’s left here to just melt so I can enjoy spring.

  19. Sarah March 22, 2017 at 9:58 pm - Reply

    I’m not sure why but seems like it isn’t until late May when I see friends and family remembering to get sunscreen and even then sometimes pulling out stuff that is years old out of the boat or camping box. I have sunscreen on hand year round. Great list, and love the flowers!

  20. Lindsay Cotter March 22, 2017 at 9:33 pm - Reply

    Those flowers are just gorgeous! Love your list of essentials! Shopping for new sunglasses sounds like a great idea to me! hehe

  21. Saidah Washington March 22, 2017 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    I need to restock my allergy medications for the spring. We are big time allergy sufferers.

  22. Carmy March 22, 2017 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    I definitely need to restock my sunscreen! Always forget until it is too late!

  23. Jessica @Nutritioulicious March 22, 2017 at 8:04 pm - Reply

    All these flowers make me want more spring weather ASAP! So gorgeous!

  24. Nicole @ Fitful Focus March 22, 2017 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    Allergy meds and sunscreen are key for me. That way I really can embrace the flowers πŸ™‚

  25. Mariangelica @ Chasing Littles March 22, 2017 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    Mannn, those flowers. THose phtos! I’ll tell you they really made me happy! I could use some of that right about now! We still have snow!!!

  26. Christina Bauer March 22, 2017 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    I badly need new sunglasses, but I’m so darn picky, and refuse to spend gobs of money on them, that I just suffer with the ones I have πŸ™

    • JulieWunder March 26, 2017 at 11:21 am - Reply

      Haha! I’ve had good luck in the past at Marshalls and TJMaxx.

  27. ACKTIVE LIFE March 22, 2017 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE lots of beautiful spring flowers in my apartment! It makes me smile and happier every time I look at them. I always get my bunches from TJ’s, because you cannot beat their prices. πŸ™‚ Happy Spring!

  28. Sarah @ Sweet Miles March 22, 2017 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    Girl allergies are INSANE here in Arkansas. My husband and I both are constantly popping some type of allergy pill in the spring, ha! Gorgeous flowers! You know I love some fresh blooms!

    • JulieWunder March 26, 2017 at 11:18 am - Reply

      It’s bad!!! At least it’s pretty! You should try that nose spray– it really, really helps!

  29. Lora @ Crazy Running Girl March 22, 2017 at 11:33 am - Reply

    Spring is such a great time of year! I love seeing all the flowers come out. πŸ™‚

  30. Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny March 22, 2017 at 10:31 am - Reply

    I’m SO ready for spring and can’t wait for the warm weather! Loving all these positive healthy essentials for the upcoming season! πŸ™‚

  31. Neely Moldovan March 22, 2017 at 10:23 am - Reply

    I really need a good sunscreen! I have such fair skin and I always burn no matter what!

  32. Annmarie March 22, 2017 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Yaas! I just invested in a new pair of sunglasses…hoping it helps to bring the warmer weather here faster! πŸ˜‰

  33. Kristina PachΓ© - Ferency March 22, 2017 at 10:05 am - Reply

    Great post and informative. I’m very much looking forward to spring! I would probably add hand sanitizer and small bag of Kleenex to my kit. The allergy meds and sunscreen is a good idea!

  34. Emily March 22, 2017 at 9:49 am - Reply

    Spring Flowers are my FAVORITE! And I think we need to get new sunscreen; I already got sunburnt last Saturday. O_O

  35. What gorgeous flowers! I do not think we are quite in bloom that much here yet but wow the allergies are already in full blom

  36. Beth Ann Chiles March 22, 2017 at 7:43 am - Reply

    That Flonase is wonderful! I started using the new kind this spring and love it! And I think you might have visited The Biltmore! πŸ™‚

    • JulieWunder March 26, 2017 at 10:57 am - Reply

      I did :-)! It was lovely! The first round is up!

  37. robin Rue March 22, 2017 at 7:33 am - Reply

    I can’t wait for the flowers to start blooming here in Boston. We have about another month before that happens. In the meantime I will stock up on sunblock like you suggested.

  38. [email protected] March 22, 2017 at 7:09 am - Reply

    I am so ready for spring to get here and stay! Sunscreen is something I use everyday, not just in the warmer months! On my face that is, I need to start applying it to whole body now!

  39. heather @Lunging Through Life March 22, 2017 at 7:00 am - Reply

    I could use those flowers to brighten up the house over here! ha But relaly I need to remember to go through my sunscreen for sure! Great idea!

  40. Susie @ Suzlyfe March 22, 2017 at 6:56 am - Reply

    Send me some of those flowers, will you? I could really use something bright and cheery right now!

  41. Blane Sherer March 22, 2017 at 6:28 am - Reply

    Nice to see all of your beautiful flower shots ( smile ).
    Welcome to Spring.

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