Easter is here again! No matter how you celebrate, this time of year is often filled with sweet temptations and opportunities for overindulgence. We are here to share ways to prioritize health and wellness this Easter weekend, while still enjoying your Peeps and Cadbury Eggs!
1) Fill Up on Eggs (the real ones!)
Real eggs (without chocolate) are a great way to stay healthy this easter. Eggs are a great source of protein, make you feel full, and help curb your sweet cravings. Starting your day with eggs (hard-boiled, scrambled-- whatever you like!) can help you avoid candy and chocolate later in the day and feel your best.
2) Prioritize Healthy Chocolate
Easter weekend is usually filled with a variety of chocolate- and lots of it! While we don’t expect you to avoid chocolate entirely, try to prioritize healthier options when you can. Dark chocolate has antioxidants that can help boost your brainpower and lower your cholesterol. If dark chocolate just isn't your thing, you can also reference this list of the “healthiest” Easter Candy to make healthier choices throughout your Easter weekend.
3) Get Creative
Easter often has many opportunities to get creative- from coloring Easter eggs to planning easter egg hunts or trying a new recipe to celebrate spring. Creative activities are a great way to boost your mental and physical health and overall wellness. Studies have shown creativity increases happiness, boosts your immune system, and even makes you smarter!
4) Connect with Family and Friends
Whether you celebrate Easter or not, Easter weekend is a great opportunity to connect with family and friends. Studies have shown that spending time with loved ones can reduce stress and improve overall happiness and well-being levels. Consider hosting a small gathering, calling your loved ones, or simply spending time with friends and family to celebrate spring while improving your health!
From the Flourish + Live Well team, we wish you and your loved ones a very happy and healthy Easter!
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