What is the Spring Equinox and why should I care? | TEA+
The Spring Equinox marks the end of winter, it's the time to start remembering days that weren't cold, dark and gloomy. This doesn't mean the weather will be tropical overnight, but its a sign of better weather to come and many use the Spring Equinox as a sign of hope and new life.
What's so special about the day?
An equinox happens when the middle of the sun lines up exactly with the equator. This gives us an equal amount of day and night (give or take a couple of minutes). Twice a year there is an equinox, spring and autumnal, they mark the end of one season and the beginning of the next. Similarly to the 2 solstices, Summer and Winter. The autumnal equinox marks the end of summer and the beginning of autumn, and the spring equinox marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. The spring equinox falls on the 20th of March 2020.
How does this help me?
The spring equinox means, for those of us living in the northern hemisphere, the start of longer days. You can use the spring equinox to reach your healthy lifestyle goals!
The spring equinox means longer days and more sunshine! Make use of this and go on a walk and get a natural dose of Vitamin D. Its been found to help reduce the symptoms of S.A.D (Seasonal Depression) as well as help aid normal muscle and bone health.
With the start of spring, many mark the end of winter in the best way you can. Do a big spring clean, de-clutter your house, room or anything that needs a bit of TLC. This can mean taking a breather, try meditating and metaphorically spring cleaning your brain, focusing on bringing mindfulness into the new season.
Detoxify Your Body
Spring marks the beginning of organic, locally grown fruits and veggies. There's nothing more rewarding than cooking a meal from scratch using foods you know are going to be fresh and beneficial. Try making something new with ingredients you might not have experimented with before and start the season with a healthy lifestyle goal.
How many of us are guilty of using the shorter days of winter as an excuse to not go to the gym, or to go for that run we promised we would at the new year. Try using the longer days to go for a run after work, or get up that bit earlier and go to the gym before work, or even just playing outside with your kids before dinner. Nows your chance to use the new season to get your body moving and help yourself reach your wellbeing goals.