As we head back to work after the Christmas Festivities, it can feel like we ate and drank far too much as we squeeze back into the suits and uniforms. But don't stress, you're not alone. The majority of us excessed on sugar, alcohol, food and got a little less sleep than usual. These little tips will get you back on track really soon.
1. DRINKING LEMON WATER
A bit of fresh lemon juice in water first thing in the morning will kick start your digestive system, cleanse the liver and help to alkalise your body.
2. DRINKING GREEN JUICE
After your Lemon water, sip on a glass of green juice. It will provide your body and liver with an abundance of vitamins and minerals necessary for detoxification. You can easily make green juice yourself in a blender or buy prepared cartons at garages, cafes and health stores across the country.
Green Juice Recipe in a Blender
3. MOVE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN
A gentle walk, run or work out will do the trick. Even taking down the Christmas Decorations will help. Increasing your heart beat and circulation will help to flush out unwanted toxins. Exercising might be the last thing you feel like doing, but you will feel so much better after - I promise!
4. CLEANSE THE TONGUE
Sounds a little unusual but scraping the tongue can remove bad bacteria and toxins. This can help with your digestive health and immunity system. If you can't get your hands on a specific Tongue Cleaner (yes there is such a thing, sold sometimes in Health Stores) just use a toothbrush and give your tongue a good rigorous scrub a couple of times a day.
5. YOGA OR MEDITATION
Yoga and meditation is great for cleansing your mind as well as your body! You can do this easily at home, just google a good mediation soundtrack or check youtube. Find a quiet place, where you will not be disturbed and relax - take deep breaths in and out, focusing on the sound of your breathing in and out.
6. HOT TOWEL SCRUB
To improve your lymphatic system and increase circulation there's nothing like a good hot towel scrub or a body brush. Do it before or after you bath or shower. Focus on one part of your body at a time scrubbing in circular motions.
7. GO GLUTEN, DIARY, SUGAR, ALCOHOL AND CAFFEINE FREE FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY
This might sound a bit extreme, but these foods are inflammatory and load up the liver, resulting in a toxic build up and if you give them up for a month you will feel brand new in just a few weeks. If you can't do the month try for even a week.
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