Spring Is Here: Banish The Winter Blues (VIDEO)

By Emma Koch

March 20, 2013 Updated Mar 19, 2013 at 5:43 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- With the first day of spring and temperatures lower than when winter began, many area residents wish they could snap their fingers and make it warm again.

To shake the winter blahs, experts say start by getting more light, get outside or at least open the shades and exercise.

A Harvard study found that having fresh flowers around can reduce anxiety and while you're brightening things up, pack away the black and gray and try a little "color therapy". Research finds yellow is often associated with sunshine and openness, orange evokes action, vitality and endurance and the color green symbolizes new growth, fresh beginnings and relaxation.

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