RECHARGE YOUR HEALTH FOR SPRING

Has spring snuck up on you and suddenly you realise you are not emotionally or physically ready to throw yourself into the warmer weather?

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A mental spring cleaning gives us the opportunity to clear our mind, get rid of habits that don’t serve us, plant seeds of positivity and start creating the life we want

Try these three simple tips to spring clean your mind:

  1. Start meditating? spend 5 minutes in nature a day or even better ensure you are awake and fully there for every conversation, task and experience.
  2. Dissolve negative behaviours? have a whinge-free day or set aside time for a “stress ban”. “Challenge the way you think and see things from a different perspective,” Susan says.
  3. Do activities that nourish your brain?? visit an art gallery, choose a magazine you’d never normally read or study a language. “Keep your neural networks firing and growing.”

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EXERCISE &?SWEAT IT OUT

Our skin is our largest organ, and sweating can be an effective method of detox. Give your body some shock treatment and overhaul or restart your exercise routine, you do not need to head straight out and run a marathon, but if you?ve had a sluggish winter you need “to shock the body in spring and reap the benefits in summer”.

Dance is a great way to exercise and to build up a sweat but also having fun at the same time check out the variety of classes for all levels at?Danceworks.?Take along a friend and spend quality time while you have fun but also flush the toxins out!

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Final Salad ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? POWER UP?

? Grapefruit and Avocado Salad with Seared Salmon

This salad not only provides great taste and appealing presentation, it’s loaded with powerful nutrients. When you serve this power salad, you’ll get heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, thanks to the walnuts and salmon–plus monounsaturated fats from the avocado that also helps your heart. The grapefruit helps kick up fat-burning and stabilizes blood sugar , a powerful combo if you’re trying to drop a few pounds

1?large grapefruit
large bunches arugula
1?ripe avocado, pitted and sliced
tablespoons?fresh lemon juice
tablespoons?olive oil
1/2 teaspoon?kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon?freshly ground black pepper
wild salmon fillets (skin on)
toasted walnuts, roughly chopped

  1. Peel and segment grapefruit with a sharp knife on a cutting board; reserve juice in a bowl. Toss grapefruit segments and juices with arugula and avocado; divide salad among 4 serving plates. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, oil, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper.
  2. Sprinkle remaining salt and pepper over both sides of salmon. Coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Add fish (skin-side down) to skillet, and cook until skin is golden and fish releases easily from pan (about 4 minutes). Using a spatula, gently flip fish and cook about 3 minutes more. Break each fillet into 4 pieces; top salads with 3 pieces fish. Drizzle salads with reserved dressing; sprinkle with walnuts.

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