Summer Detox is perfect for those who have not managed to devote enough time to their physical and mental health this year. The new year is already half over, and you realized that you have not kept with your New Year’s resolutions? You don’t have to feel guilty, because summer is the perfect time to start fresh.
Sunny weather, which provides us with the happiness hormone vitamin D, helps you to tackle the problem with fun and ease.
These tips for your detox programme will help you revamp your wellness routine and enjoy the summer with even more energy and vibrancy.
Delicious smoothie to start your day
Try to replace sugary products, like cereal, with a healthy fruit smoothie. Fill your mixer, for example with bananas. They are especially rich in potassium and other vital minerals like magnesium and phosphorus. You can add pineapple, known for its anti-inflammatory properties, and other ingredients (such as sugar-free yogurt, almond milk, chia seeds and nuts). This will give you a real energy boost to help you handle your daily to-do list. Better make your own smoothie instead of buying a pre-made one in the store. Those are usually real sugar bombs.
Drinking enough water is very important
Especially when the temperature rises, it is extremely important to drink enough water. Often, we forget the importance of regular hydration. To start the detoxification process, drink a glass of lukewarm water with a dash of lemon immediately after getting up. Try to avoid coffee and caffeinated drinks as much as you can. Instead, drink water or homemade, sugar-free iced tea instead. You can also add fruits and vegetables, such as cucumbers or pineapples to your water, for extra flavour.
Say NO to sugar
Research has shown that this sinfully sweet food supplement is not good for our health. To make your summer detox really successful, you should completely remove sugar from your diet. Avoid sweet desserts; instead choose fruit. If the fatigue in the afternoon hits you with full force, eat a banana, which will ultimately provide you with enough energy and natural sugar for dinner.
We all know that physical activity is important. Unfortunately, it is difficult for many to combine regular exercise with everyday life. Therefore, try to find convenient ways to still implement regular exercise into your everyday life. A short walk during lunch break, running after kids in the park, going up the stairs instead of taking the elevator, and just spontaneous 20 push ups or squats in your living room are enough to get a bit of exercise.
Insufficient sleep increases your appetite
Can you still find enough time for a restful sleep in a world that never seems to sleep? Even if it seems impossible, you should at least try it. During sleep, the brain clears out toxins and strengthens memory to be capable of peak performance the next day.
It is now known that during sleep, between 10:00 pm and 2:00 am, enzymes that stimulate the body’s self-healing process are produced. Too little sleep also often leads to food cravings, in which cases you often reach for chips, chocolate and other unhealthy food, that will quickly energize your body. Seven to eight hours of restful sleep help you to reduce the daily stress, fight depression and lose weight.
Find time for yourself
You cannot take care of your body unless you take care of your mind. Relaxing and spending time together with friends and family are important aspects to relieve stress and make your detox successful. Some people find regular massages helpful and relaxing.
Using a neck massager with heat is a great way to help lower your stress levels. Healthy diet and exercise are just as important for a successful detox of the body as having enough time to recover. Remember: when body and mind are in harmony, you get the best results, and that applies to all areas of life.
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