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During times of great uncertainty, it can be very hard to focus on your health and mental well-being. Stress, anxiousness, and anxiety can wear your body down and increase the chances of falling ill, which only makes matters worse. Instead of worrying about money, focus on your health instead. Detoxing removes toxins from the body, but it does much more than that. An effective detox regimen can balance out your hormone levels and clear your mind, preparing you for the challenges that lie ahead.
1. Limit Alcohol Consumption
While alcohol can make you feel better in the short term, it ends up doing the opposite in the long-term. Alcohol is a neurotoxin and affects every nerve cell of the body negatively. It doesn’t help you think any more clearly, either, because it negatively impacts the brain almost immediately. Start by limiting your consumption of alcohol, or better yet, avoid it altogether. Instead, focus on drinking lots of purified water and eating the healthiest foods you can get your hands on.
2. Exercise Daily
Leave the house, get plenty of sunshine and exercise every day. Exercise can help initiate the detox process right away by causing you to sweat. The increased flow of blood that occurs during exercise promotes better circulation as soon as you get going. The improved blood flow circulates the white blood cells in your blood to every organ in the body. White blood cells help your body fight off disease and infections. In addition, the red blood cells will have greater amounts of oxygen to transport to the various tissues of your body. Step away from your computer and go for a long walk or jog. Be sure to breathe deeply as you exercise so you can get the most out of your routine.
3. Practice Deep Breathing Exercises
Deep breathing exercises can help remove toxins from both your mind and your body. Move the tip of your tongue to the roof of your mouth, just behind your upper teeth. With your mouth slightly open, exhale sharply and completely. This should make a whooshing sound. With your mouth closed, inhale deeply through your nose for a count of four. Hold your breath for seven seconds, then exhale through your mouth again while counting to eight. If you do this at least three times a day, you will soon notice the relaxed state it puts you in. Breathing deeply and holding your breath like this will provide your body with more oxygen and energy to rid your lungs and body of toxins.
4. Try an Infrared Sauna
Spend enough time in a sauna, and you’ll lose a pint or more of sweat loaded with impurities. Your heart rate will almost double, dramatically improving blood circulation in a short amount of time. Infrared saunas are even more effective. The infrared light will penetrate deeply into bodily tissues and relax your muscles, purify your skin, and detoxify your body overall. One company that has infrared saunas in NYC mentions quite a few benefits that include:
- Shrinking fat deposits in the abdomen.
- Strengthening the immune system.
- Stimulating collagen production.
- Increasing energy.
- Improving skin tone.
- Relieving stress and anxiety.
- Relieving bodily pain and discomfort.
To get the most out of infrared saunas, you should use them more than once a week. If you partake in a session every day, you’ll notice the effects sooner and it’s perfectly safe. Thirty to forty-five-minute sessions, three to four times a week is ideal.
5. Consume Nutrient-Rich Vegetable
You need the power of antioxidants to fuel your detox, and consuming fresh fruits and vegetables will provide your body with adequate amounts of them. Freshly squeezed wheatgrass juice contains high levels the vitamins A, C, and E. It also contains amino acids, iron, calcium, and magnesium. Beets, celery, cabbage, curly kale, ginger, broccoli, and cucumbers have similar amounts of these same nutrients and others. If you can’t consume these in meals as often as you would like, you can juice them and take with you on the go.
Antioxidants fight off free radicals that can damage tissues and cause them to age prematurely. They can help reduce the risk of developing cancer, heart disease, and other health problems. Regular consumption of fruits and vegetables high in antioxidants will keep your skin looking young, smooth, and vibrant.