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“I glanced out the window at the signs of spring.
The sky was almost blue, the trees were almost budding, the sun was almost bright.”

― Millard KaufmanBowl of Cherries

TOPICS : Longer Days, Getting Active, Healing Allergies

With longer days, more sunshine, higher temps, comes changes to all of our bodies. To break out from winter, soak up the sun’s health benefits, get active, and also stop the allergies from even starting see the tips below.  


Longer days make us feel good. They signify warmer weather, lots of sunshine, outdoor activities and also, lower stroke risk. According to the American Stroke Association people who live in warmer climates have a lower risk for stroke. The vitamin D from the sun, in combination with more exercise from warmer days mean a serious reduction in stroke risk. You can read more about the study here.


Experts recommend that to be successful with consistent exercise you have to make it a part of your daily lifestyle. And there is no better way to make exercise a part of your daily lifestyle than to start cycling to work, or to run errands, or to just go see a friend. There are so many benefits to bike riding — both for your overall health and your pocketbook. See the infographic below for the many ways cycling can benefit you. And don’t forget — always wear a helmet, reflectors and lights! Safety first.

For cycling routes and tips for the Los Angles area, click here. Happy Cycling!


Check out Health Magazine’s 20 Ways To Stop Allergies this season.

1.     Wear a mask
2.     Wash your hair at night
3.     Reduce stress
4.     Use a saline sinus rinse
5.     Take an antihistamine
6.     Try a prescription steroid spray
7.     Skip decongestants
8.     Remove dust mites
9.     Get mattress and pillow encasements
10.   Boil your bedding
11.   Outsource housekeeping
12.   Get a HEPA filter
13.   Try acupuncture
14.   Remove mold
15.   Dry up rooms
16.   Remove pets from the bedroom
17.   Remove carpets and rugs
18.   Reduce pet dander with baths
19.   Allergy shots
20.   Eliminate strong odors (perfume and household cleaners)

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