Feeling dull and sluggish after this long, cold winter? A weekend detox might be just the thing to get your Spring off to a glowing start. A detox weekend can include healthy eating, special exercises, and lots of hydration. This combination of activities is designed to flush your body of toxins left by unhealthy foods, medicines, stress, and the environment. These toxins are replaced with healthy nutrients.
Why detox? The liver and digestive systems are able to function more efficiently when these built-up toxins are removed. This boosts your metabolism, giving you added energy and helping you lose weight. It’s the perfect time to start a new diet and exercise program, because it’s like starting over with a clean slate. You will feel lighter and it can improve your overall mood, which can be encouraging when starting any new health routine.
Finally, by cutting out foods that can cause irritation in the skin and replacing them with nutrient-rich foods that contribute to a better complexion, you will look better, too! Many non-organic and packaged foods contain ingredients that can contribute to skin problems like acne and the breakdown of collagen. During a detox weekend, these kinds of foods are eliminated. Your circulation will get a boost thanks to improved blood flow from exercise and better eating habits. All of these things will give you a healthy glow.
This month, we offer our very own detox weekend with healthy eating and exercise. Visit us at Your-Movement Wellness to sign up or find out more.
Sources: Prevention, Livestrong, and The Examiner