Spring Clean Your Body
It's a familiar urge. Come spring, you can't help but throw open the windows and scour every inch of your house to get a fresh start on the new season. So why not take it further? After all, you've spent the winter in hibernation mode, eating more, exercising less, and getting less sunlight and fresh air. Wouldn't you like to peel away the stale, tired layers from your body just as you shook the cobwebs from your home?
"Spring is an optimal time to detoxify," says Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., author of The Fast Track One-Day Detox Diet. "A long, hard winter can leave you feeling lethargic and wanting to lighten up on all levels. As the world renews itself, your body yearns for replenishment as well."
Detoxing doesn't have to be a grim chore. A simple spring cleansing program can increase your vitality, bolster your immune system, and leave you with healthy habits to live by all year long.