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Recharge your health for spring

With spring around the corner, it’s time to give up any bad health habits you might have picked up during this winter.

So, the first thing you should do is to adjust your diet. Add a hot water with lemon habit. Start the day with a glass of hot water and lemon to help your body energize and cleanse toxins. This is an ancient beauty secret and a simple way to hydrate and cleanse your body.

Another good tip is to replace animal products with plant based ones. Meat and dairy products create an acidic environment in your body, opening the door for diseases. Give your body a break from the acid, and choose plant based foods like leafy greens, cucumber, and avocados. If you’re looking for plant based protein sources, try lentils, hemp seeds or chia seeds!

The next step is to sweat it out. It’s time to detox your body and skin. Go to hot spa, hot yoga class or take a salt bath. Our skin is our largest organ, and sweating can be an effective method of detoxification.

Try becoming an early bird. Studies have shown that people who wake up earlier are healthier than those that completely miss the morning light. It’s good to take advantage of the early morning light and the vitamin D it gives. Vitamin D has been found (when paired with a healthy diet) to reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer by two-thirds.

Start exercising. "If you have taken the winter off, start your spring training by walking for 10 minutes every day or every other day for a week, and then the next week, walk for 15 minutes," said says Brian Crites, MD. "From there, work your way up by five-minute intervals each week to a 30 to 40 minute walk. And stretch as well, using a proper technique -- which means don't bounce."

You can also choose to get in the garden. It will make your landscaping pretty while burning approximately 250 to 350 calories an hour.

With a healthy diet and some right activities you will make the best of this spring.