A well-designed detox plan starts with food, but food isn’t the only mechanism that can enhance detoxification. Sleep, relaxation, and movement are also powerful ways to support the detox process and create better health. There are plenty of tools I keep in my detox tool box, but the three most important for you to use during your program are the following: Actively relax.
No, I don’t mean sitting on the couch watching Netflix. I mean meditating, deep breathing, yoga, journaling, or spending quality time with friends and family. Move your body. There are so many benefits to gain from exercising. I recommend moving every single day.
You don’t have to work out at the gym. Find something that works for you, like bike riding, hiking, dance, or sports. Prioritize sleep. Inadequate sleep, especially while detoxing, can sabotage your efforts at getting healthy. Make time for at least eight hours of sleep every night.
My biggest tip for getting better sleep is to avoid your phone and TV for an hour before bed. Stretching, meditation, journaling, or talking to a loved one are ways to actively relax and get ready for a good night’s sleep