#FitnessFridays: This Is How You Can Give Your Body The Break It Deserves In The Easiest Way Possible!

Mishti Shirke , 18 Jun 2015
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When you’re a working man or woman, with an extremely hectic schedule – very rarely do you get the time to stop, pause and detox. Our body’s pleas for a break often go unheard. But that’s exactly why you need to make a conscious effort to detox and cleanse your body so you get the kind of rejuvenation you deserve to start afresh! In the short time that you’ve read this entire post, your heart has been beating non-stop, your brain has been firing constant neurons and your lungs have been functioning so you can breathe! Never thought about it that way, did you? When our body works so hard on a daily basis to keep us alive – the least we can do is give it a much needed break!

Here are seven super simple methods through which you can detox your way to happiness :)

1) Drink more water

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Water can help flush toxins out your system naturally. Infact, if you drink enough of this magical fluid, it can contribute to clearer skin, properly functioning organs, and a more effective circulatory, respiratory, and digestive system!

2) Replace coffee with Green Tea

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For those of you who are panicking right now, a little caffeine is fine (just a little)! Though an occasional cup of coffee is ok, if you can, best to avoid coffee altogether! Green tea offers important antioxidants that our body needs, in the most natural form. It also provides you with a slight caffeine boost that can help get you energised in the morning. So if you choose to replace your morning cup of coffee with a cup of green tea you still get a caffeine boost with the added health benefits!

3) Start your day with a green smoothie

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A green smoothie is a perfect way to jumpstart your metabolism and kick your digestive system into action. Start your day off with one of these for an instantaneous natural boost. Kale, spinach, green apples and celery are the kind of ingredients you should be using in your power-packed green smoothie.

4) Try to incorporate super-foods into each meal

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Super-foods contain important nutrients and antioxidants that help our body fight infections. The inclusion of these in our diets is critical! These kind of foods can either be nutritious foods high in omega 3 fatty acids like Salmon, Tuna, Avocado, Walnuts, Almonds and Flax Seeds as well as fruits and vegetables with darker hues and antioxidants such as blueberries, raspberries, spinach, kale, eggplant, strawberries, all citrus fruits and sweet potatoes.

5) Cut out simple carbohydrates, white sugar and fried food

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The same white bread or maggi noodles that you probably enjoyed as a kid, may be comfort food, but they do absolutely nothing for your overall health. The starchy sides at dinner (white rice or pasta) are as damaging to your waistline and your health as the more extreme donuts, cakes, and cookies that you gorge on. These simple carbohydrates leave you feeling full and satisfied, but behind the scenes you’re experiencing a surge and then rapid fall of your blood sugar level. This isn’t good for your appetite or your health!

6) Make sure you sweat it out on a regular basis

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Exercise is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle and it also helps with weight loss—but there’s so much more to it than just that! When it comes to naturally and effectively cleansing the body, exercise can be a great option to turn to. During exercise, you not only help your body shed fat and excess weight, but you’re also helping it to get rid of toxins that may have built up over time. As you sweat, these toxins will be released. In addition to this, you’re also helping with digestion, circulation, and keeping your organs functioning as they should. Perspiration, breathing, and movement during physical exercise all help in your detox process.

7) Get in more sleep each night

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Sleep isn’t just about luxury – it’s your body’s way of recuperating! It’s crucial that you get atleast seven to eight hours of sleep a night. When you’re exhausted, you lack focus and you’ll find that you generally feel a little lethargic which in turn affects every other part of your lifestyle AND your body!

Give your body the kick-start it needs – today!

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