Holidays are just around the corner. Family gathering and plenty delicious food are expected.
While you are having all the fun, you should spare some attention and focus on your body detox. Thank us later:)
For many people, body detox may seem a very strict and restrictive way of cleansing their body so they avoid doing it regularly. If you are one of these people, these winter holidays are your chance to see how fun, easy, and relaxing can be a body detox.
The main benefit of detox is that you help your body get rid of the toxins that are accumulated daily and promote well-being and weight loss. Your body has mechanisms that do this procedure, but by following these 5 tips you can optimize it.
Drink at least 2L of water
Start by doing small changes in your everyday routine and drinking more water is the first step. The body cells break down nutrients to be used as energy but this procedure releases urea and carbon dioxide that accumulate in the blood and may cause serious damage. By drinking more water you promote their removal by urination and sweating. If you don’t like the taste of water, you can use flavored drops, fruits or even boil water with some red fruits to create a juice.
Eat more fruits
Fruits are full of fibers, antioxidants, and minerals. Antioxidants help your body fight against the oxidative stress caused by the formation of free radicals that may increase the risk of developing cancer, heart disease, and other chronic illnesses. Add to your daily diet fruits full of antioxidants like blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, oranges, and whichever other fruit you want. You will shortly notice how productive and energetic you feel and how shiny is your skin!
Do a detox bath
Detox baths are the best way to detox, relax and have some quality time. Start by filling your bathtub with hot water and use some Epsom salts and essential oils and soak as long as you want. A detox bath will help you relax and relieve any cold symptoms but also the Epsom salts can raise your magnesium levels and help dispose of lactic acid which is responsible for muscle pain.
Do some deep breathing exercises
Following a simple deep breathe regime has a lot of unexpected benefits. It improves digestion by bringing more oxygen in the body, improves posture, stimulates the lymphatic system, improves immunity and blood flow, reduces inflammation, calms anxiety, and helps you sleep better. Also when you deep breathe, your body releases endorphins which are the natural painkillers!
Start exercising more
I know…exercising during holidays is not the best idea but who said that exercising can not be fun too! There are tons of videos on YouTube with dancing workouts that will make you have the time of your life! Exercising promotes the health of the heart as it increases the heart rate and the blood flow but also helps you flush out toxins by sweating.
I already told you detox can be an unforgettable experience. You don’t need to follow all these steps every single day, you just need to take a little step every day to improve yourself.