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7 odd, natural ways to boost your health

By: Sidney Stevens on March 1, 2012, 5:32 p.m.
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Sea bathing

The term “thalassotherapy” was coined in ancient Greece by Hippocrates, a firm believer in the health benefits of bathing and swimming in seawater. The idea continues today. In fact, research shows that taking a dip in warm ocean waters can boost your immune system, activate your body’s healing powers, improve circulation, hydrate dry skin and increase your sense of well being and relaxation. Time to catch a wave or two, perhaps, or indulge in some beach therapy.