After a period of festive indulgence, it’s time to start thinking how you can help your body recover from the plentiful dose of food and drink. New year, new you? We all know the phrase, but a week down the line, will you still be sticking to your New Year’s detox mantra? Well, with our key tips you can be well on your way to a healthy equilibrium in just four simple steps, without the need for those two-hour jogs, fit bits and liquid lunches.
The elixir of life, many forget the importance of H2o. Water helps flush out negative toxins, keeps our brains active and most importantly, keeps our bodies hydrated. This might seem obvious to some, but many day-to-day issues people face, such as headaches and tiredness, are often down to dehydration. Of course, making water part of your daily routine is the key to maintaining hydration. Buying a reusable water bottle and adding some sliced lemon or cucumber is a good way to make it seem like more of a treat and entice you to drink more often, simultaneously adding extra detoxing nutrients to the water.
Buy a blender
Another thing that can accelerate bodily cleansing is daily consumption of varied antioxidants and vitamins. Fruit and vegetable smoothies are an excellent way to pack in as many as possible. Not only are they sweet and nutritious, taking time to prepare them can also be a pleasant, meditative break from work or an evening’s chores. Try throwing in kale, ginger, spirulina, celery or fennel alongside typical ingredients like apple and mango to pack in some extra detoxing nutrients and interesting flavours.
Switch up your recipe routine
It’s easy to get comfortable with a handful of recipes and cook them regularly, but challenging yourself to alternate your tried-and-tested recipes with new, healthier alternatives is a great way to get some antioxidants into your diet and refresh your routine. Browse our Food Simplified blog hub for some healthy, varied, recipes to get you going.
Needless to say, we all need to keep active. However, that doesn’t have to mean going to the gym or getting a new pair of running shoes. Trying a new sport, for instance, can be a great motivator, and implementing something new into your routine is always encouraging. Equally, smaller sacrifices like cycling to work or taking public transport will help bring that little bit more energy back into your day. Waking up early on weekends and going for morning walks is another nice option, it’s easy to forget keeping active can be leisurely too!
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