There are certain times of the year when you might have just overdone it, perhaps on your holidays or maybe there’s been too many weddings or parties?
You find yourself feeling sluggish, feeling full, your skin doesn’t feel right, and you don’t look your best. At these times, it’s likely that the only thing you want to do is curl up in front of the TV and eat junk food, but the way you’ll feel better is to have a good detox.
So, what exactly is a detox, and how can you go about having one?
A detox usually means when you follow a particular diet which will help your body to rid it of its toxins to improve your health. Fortunately, your body is already well-equipped to eliminate toxins itself, and you don’t need to go on a special diet to do this. However, there are some things you can do to enhance your body’s natural detoxification and get you well on your way to feeling fabulous.
Drink Lots Of Water
This is something you should be doing anyway, but if you’ve overdone it with lots of food and alcohol lately, then you really ought to be making a special effort to drink more water. Water doesn’t just quench your thirst, but it also regulates the temperature of your body, lubricates your joints, helps with your digestion and helps your body to absorb nutrients as well as helps to flush out and remove waste from your body.
If you struggle to remember to drink water, then there are apps you can get to remind you and so many decent water bottles now which can keep your water cool so that you can have it on your desk and remember to drink it.
Sweat It Out
Detoxification is about ridding your body of the toxins, so one way to do this is to sweat them out by exercising. Try hot yoga or high-intensity interval training to help your body excrete toxins and burn more fat more.
See An Expert
There are a few different ways an expert can help you with your detox, whether it’s going for a detox massage, or one of the benefits of a floatation tank is that it flushes toxins and heavy metals from the cells in the body which helps ease muscle pain. You could also try colonic irrigation as this can help to promote detoxification too.
Get A Good Sleep
Another one you should make sure you’re doing anyway, but if you’re not feeling your best, then getting good sleep is essential. It’s not just that sleep will help you feel less sluggish and tired, but according to scientific research, not getting enough sleep impairs your glymphatic system which causes toxins to build up.
Sleeping also gives you a chance to recharge and reorganize your brain as well as remove toxic waste byproducts that have accumulated throughout the day, one of those waste products is a protein called beta-amyloid, which contributes to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Poor sleep has also been linked to short- and long-term health consequences, such as stress, anxiety, high blood pressure, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and obesity.