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Holiday Detox

Detox from the Holidays

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We love to see everyone get out there and enjoy themselves, but sometimes the ACTION required after the holidays is more recovery over more “fun.”

The holidays have offered up cookies, pies, stuffing, sure the turkey may be healthy, but overall even if the calories were low; it is possible we may have over indulged. We want to give the nudge to start walking the path of better care; better yet, running that path. With the colder months, causing us to cozy up to the fire or just drive straight home because it is dark when we are done work, it might be hard to get some exercise in, but think twice. Don’t let the extra helping of sweet potatoes make you a couch potato.

Get some ACTION from some MOVEMENT

There are many ways you can get some exercise in and it doesn’t have to be on a track or a stationary bike.

  • A morning or evening stroll is better than no movement at all.
  • For just a little more: A gallon of water weighs 8.34 pounds. (If you drink all the milk, fill up the gallon container with water.) Bring it on your walk for resistance or to lift up down while you walk.
  • Never leave your house and try things like squats, lunges, twists – look up easy at home exercises. (The gallon AGAIN can give you some extra kick, to burn a couple extra calories.)

Put the Right Gas in the Tank to Prep

Before you start to add some motion to your normal to say goodbye to those extra inches don’t forget the diet has a roll in all this and you may need a little detox before anything else is begun.

This Reader’s Digest Article has great tips. Here are a few of the highlights if you don’t want to read the whole article.

  • Greens: Eat bitter greens like – arugula, kale, watercress, mustard, and dandelion greens. They are extremely nutritious  and offer detoxifying effects.
  • Lemons: Drinking lemon water gives you extra vitamin C—plus potassium, magnesium, and copper—and helps you absorb more nutrients like iron and calcium from the other foods you eat. Lemon water stimulates the liver, and the flushing out of toxins because it acts as a mild diuretic, which can also help you shed excess water weight.
  • Beets: Known as a blood cleanser, beets produce nitric acid, which helps increase blood flow throughout your body. According to Dr. Axe, eating beets or drinking the juice provides a boost of vitamin E, carotenes, phenolic acids, and betalains, a type of antioxidant that helps repair and regenerate cells in the liver.