There’s no better way to start 2021 than with a detox! At its core, a detox is a temporary routine you follow to free your body of toxins and improve your overall health and wellness. It may be just what you need to kickstart a healthy lifestyle and feel your very best year round. If you’d like to try a New Year detox, here are some great tips to help you out.
1.) Eat Clean
The saying “you are what you eat” is true. That’s why it’s important to fill your diet with nutrient rich foods that can keep your insides clean. Load up on fruits, veggies, whole grains, lean protein, and nuts. Make every effort to reduce or eliminate fried, processed, or sugary foods as much as possible. Since a clean diet can improve your gut and liver health, it may also get rid of unwanted buildup.
2.) Take Probiotics
Probiotics are live bacteria that are good for your digestive system. Research has proven that they offer a variety of health benefits such as weight loss, healthy skin, stronger immunity, and improved digestion. You can take a probiotic supplement or get your probiotic fix naturally from foods like yogurt, tempeh, kefir, and kimchi.
3.) Stay Hydrated
Even though the weather is colder this time of year, hydration is essential. However, it’s important that you hydrate properly. Energy drinks, alcohol, and soda won’t do anything but hurt your health. Instead, stick to good ol’ H20 as it will help your kidneys flush out toxins. Bored of plain water? Add fruits and veggies to it. You can also mix things up with tea.
4.) Get Up and Moving
Regular physical activity is vital as it promotes circulation in the blood and lymphatic system. It can also improve digestion, lubricate joints, and strengthen your body. While you don’t have to run a marathon, you should consider going for a brisk jog around your neighborhood, taking a yoga class, or even walking up and down the stairs. Even low-impact exercise will do wonders for your detox.
5.) Sleep More
Do your best to get at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night. Studies have proven that sleep can lead to weight loss as well as less cortisol levels and stress. By treating yourself to extra zzz’s, you’ll be able to give your body the time and space it requires to get rid of toxins. If you have trouble sleeping, soak in a warm bath before bed, invest in a new mattress or pillow, and turn off all distractions like your phone and television.
6.) Try a Natural Detox Soap
At Cynaglow, we are pleased to offer Elixir Apothecary’s new and improved natural detox soap. It features tea tree and manuka essential oil, which act as anti-inflammatories and antibacterials. There’s also hemp seed oil, which offers relief from itching. This soap is ideal if you struggle with acne as it can unclog your pores and detox your skin. A detox is a safe, natural way to rejuvenate your body and get it in tip-top shape for 2021.
If you’d like further information on how to implement a detox, contact Cynaglow today! We’d be happy to steer you toward the right direction.