Enjoyed yourself a little too much this past holiday? Why not embark on a detox journey to improve your overall body health! If you find yourself tapping out of that workout faster than before, bloated and sluggish throughout the day, it is probably time to reset your body with a detox session. Detoxing is all about cleansing your body from within, purging harmful toxins, which might have build up over time.
Processed food is a major culprit in the build up of toxins in our body. Choosing a detox diet does not necessary limit your options to organic produce, but swapping processed food such as nuggets or chips, with nuts or fresh chicken breast is a great way to start. Try to eliminate the consumption of excess sugar, such as in flavoured drinks and desserts.
Adjusting your diet to include super foods is also fantastic for your body! Berries, nuts and even cocoa contain high levels of antioxidants, which support your overall physical wellbeing.
For many, summer holidays are synonymous with lots of booze. Kick-start your detox adventure by cutting back on alcohol. Large amounts of alcohol damages your liver, which is your body’s main toxin eliminating organ. When this function is impaired, this can result in the buildup of toxins in your body.
If you’re one who is unsure of how to begin your detox journey, start off by increasing your consumption of water daily! Staying hydrated does more than just quench your thirst. Water supports all other functions in your body, and drinking at least 8 glasses a day can allow for optimal physical wellbeing.
PAY BACK YOUR SLEEP DEBT
The best way to recover from the holidays is perhaps sleeping. Quality sleep is crucial in naturally repairing your system. A good night’s sleep can almost always guarantee a recharge and mental boost. A good measure is giving yourself at least 8 hours of non-disrupted sleep. If you suffer from insomnia, lavender essential oils are recommended as they can help calm the mind. Also, limiting blue light devices, such as your laptop and mobile phones, prior to sleeping also improves your quality of sleep.
Exercising releases chemicals in your brain called endorphins, also known as the “feel-good” hormones. Getting your body pumping is a great boost not just for your physical, but also mental wellbeing. Perspiration is also a natural way of eliminating toxins from your body! Exercising also strengthens your core muscles, where many of our toxin eliminating organs such as the kidney, liver and colon are located.
Some benefits of detoxing include feeling more energised, improved digestion, and an overall boost in your mental health. Limiting your intake of processed foods, sugar and alcohol can also help shed some pounds. Especially after a period of over indulgence, detoxifying definitely has great health benefits! To begin, why not join some of our classes at The Ring to kick start your detox journey?