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Four Ways to Refresh Yourself for Spring

Whether dealing with the daily demands of your job or looking to make a big move up the ladder, you’ll be better equipped to meet any challenge that comes your way when you’re at your optimal health. That’s why we’ve partnered with SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU.—Putting Women’s Health Firstto provide tips and advice that will help you achieve health and balance in mind, body, and spirit. Because you’ll be at your best, in your personal life and your career, when you LOVE.YOU.


The days are longer, the weather is improving, and it won’t be long before nature wakes up from winter hibernation in full force. Spring inspires new beginnings and exciting changes, and it’s a great opportunity to refresh yourself—both for your career and your health. Plus, it doesn’t take a major overhaul to get you feeling great. Use these simple spring cleaning tasks to get started on your own renewal this season.


Check in on your health routine

You may already be buzzing along at your optimal health, but if you’re feeling like there’s an area that’s lacking—whether that’s mind, body, or spirit—now is a great time to assess what’s working, what needs improvement, and what’s missing altogether. If you’re looking for a lifestyle change that can have a big impact, fitness is a great place to focus. According to experts, a bit of exercise may be your best medicine, and now that the weather is improving, you may find it easier to commit to an activity like running: according to research, people exercise significantly longer when they are outdoors as compared to in a gym. Not quite ready for a new fitness routine? Ease yourself into new lifestyle habits by taking a few simple steps toward optimal health.


Do some selective spring cleaning

Yes, actual cleaning. If you’ve ever noticed that an untidy room makes you anxious, you won’t find it surprising that experts have connected mess with stress. According to research from the Princeton University Neuroscience Institute, you’re less able to focus or process information when you have “multiple stimuli present in the visual field at the same time”—which is a much more scientific way of saying clutter makes you less capable of performing. You don’t need to find time to clear out your garage, just set aside a few minutes (or a few sessions of a few minutes) to deal with the piles on your desk to give a boost to your productivity.


Update your career toolkit

Whether you are actively job hunting or perfectly happy with your current position, there are a few items in your career toolkit that are best to be kept up-to-date. An annual refresh of your resume makes it easier to keep your current job description accurate, and it’s as simple as adding in your big accomplishments from the past year, plus any changes to your regular duties. Make those same updates to your LinkedIn profile—you never know who might be on the hunt for someone with your talents. And if it has been awhile since you’ve checked in with your network, send a note to see how your key contacts are doing. List a little short? Celebrate the end of winter hibernation with a networking event.


Feel great about freshening your look

If you’re interested in a fresh new look for spring, here’s an option with a charitable bonus: The Shoppers Drug Mart Spring Beauty Gala offers complimentary makeovers, skincare consultations, and free samples, and all that pampering is for a good cause. Half of your $10 ticket price can go towards any purchase made in store, and the remaining $5 is donated to Beauty Gives Back,  Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, or Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation depending on what province you live in. The Gala takes place at select locations across Canada on April 30, so check your local store for details.



What is SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. all about?

We truly believe that when you put your health first, you’re giving the people close to you the best gift of all—a better you.

SHOPPERS LOVE. YOU. – Putting Women’s Health First – is our commitment to helping you stay focused on being your best in body, mind and spirit. It shares the expertise of our partners and connects you with others in support of local, community-based Women’s Health initiatives across Canada. Find one that moves you and join our journey to strengthen Women’s Health across Canada!

If your charitable group has a program to help women in your community lead stronger and healthier lives, we may be able to help.