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8 Ways To Be Great This Spring

Posted: 04/27/2012 6:40 am

If winter is the time to hunker down and be meditative, spring is the time to spring into action. If you're ready to shake off the winter blahs and the extra padding you accumulated over the past few months, take a cue from nature.

Think about it: The animals are coming out of hibernation and getting active. New shoots are breaking through the frozen earth and feeling the sun. The sunlight is brighter and the days are lighter and longer. Nature sends us messages about how to get healthy by making seasonal changes, too. All we have to do is listen.

Here are eight new springtime strategies that lead to good health for your body and soul, and will help you look and feel your best.

'Spring Up' Your Diet
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Indigenous people who live close to nature eat seasonally. It's a healthy way to eat that naturally helps you shed those winter pounds and make you feel light and springy. Seek out foods that are fresh this time of year, such as green leafy salads with sprouts and radishes, strawberries and baby asparagus, and seasonal fish and shellfish.

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