If I had a dollar for every time “detox” came up in my newsfeed or reader yesterday I’d be loaded. What I didn’t appreciate seeing from articles were the drastic measures people were taking to cleanse themselves of the holiday weekend – the liquid detox for days, the workout-til-you-pass-out, and so on.
I’d like to think that many of us are educated enough to enjoy the holiday, treat ourselves, and then get back on track after.
Shape Magazine, which I adore, had some tips that were actually good nuggets of advice for the holiday season. Check out the first three, which had me nodding along.
8 Simple Ways to Detox Your Body
No fad retreats or spas. These easy ways to recuperate will help you feel healthier than ever!
- CUT YOUR SUGAR INTAKE – “In the long term, this kind of habit can cause you to become chronically fatigued, diabetic, develop cancer, and pack on excess weight.”
- Start with water – Add a touch of lemon, “Lemon helps re-hydrate the system and promotes digestion, which will help the flow of waste out of your body.”
- Move your Body – “People who exercise regularly have far fewer total toxins in their systems,” he points out.
It’s not rocket science. I think I remember hearing once that if you want a healthy lifestyle, simply expend more than you consumer.
How are you kicking off a healthy start to the holiday season?