The best way to cleanse your body and detox is the old fashion way. Eating the right foods, keeping a positive mental attitude, and getting exercise. If your energy level is low, if you are feeling stressed out, if you take medications, or you feel congested, a weekend detox may help you feel better. Our bodies carry loads of petrochemicals from fish and animals. Detoxing is a great way to get rid of these toxins, recharge, rejuvenate, and renew. Anyone can benefit from simple cleansing and detoxing. Below are fourteen ideas and ways to start detoxing your body today to reach a healthier and happier version of you!
Drinking water is the fastest and BEST way to detox. Water is the reason we are surviving and our bodies need it to function, If there is ANYTHING that will flush toxins out of your body it is water. Sip the H20, stay hydrated, and this will help your body look, feel, and perform optimally.
2. Deep Breathing Exercises-
Oxygen helps with cleansing your lungs, as we can go weeks without food, days without water, but only minutes without air. Deep breathing exercises can help improve lung performance and clear airways, essentially making you feel better and give you more energy. Deep breathing allows more oxygenation of the cells within the body due to the fact practicing expands the diaphragm muscle and the air pockets within the lungs. These exercises improve health and helps the body perform better.
3. Massage Therapy-
A detox massage can help relieve pain, heal injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation, and aid in your general wellness.
Studies show that the light from the screens make it more difficult to fall asleep at night and sabotages the amount of sleep that we do get. Our body needs sleep, as it helps us recover and re-energize. If our sleep is sub-par, than so is our body’s ability to perform it’s natural functions including detoxification and fighting off viruses.
5. Walking or Exercising-
Exercising leads to an increase in blood flow. Blood flow is essential for our organs to work most efficiently and effectively. When we move, our bodies , our heart pumps with greater force, therefore pushing blood throughout the body. This gives our liver an opportunity to pluck out toxins as they pass through our blood stream.
Spending time in the Sauna will give your liver a boost, as well as give you time to unplug, and put your mind at ease.
Meditation can decrease stress and anxiety, while increasing productivity and focus. FUN FACT: A Harvard study discovered a group of participants that were in a relaxation and meditation program had decreased there overall health costs by 43%. Detoxifying our mind can essentially detoxify our body improving overall health.
8. Turmeric Tea-
Turmeric is used as a common spice in Indian Curry dishes, however it is also used in tea. The benefits of this spice are incredible, as it reduces inflammation and pain, and helps prevent and fight cancer. The spice improves circulation, which sets your liver up for success to get rid of toxins within your blood.
9. Epsom Salt Bath-
A lack of magnesium can lead to chronic fatigue, a hot bath with Epsom salt can prevent this due to the magnesium content within it. Sitting in hot water alone, creates a similar response in your body as exercise or a sauna does.