Winter is long gone, and spring is slowly but surely slipping through our fingers. During the shifty and often variable spring weather we might often find ourselves feeling a bit under the weather. This can be due to many factors such as a heavy winter diet, the lack of movement and negative lifestyle are only a few. With summer lurking just around the corner, it is time to bring your energy levels up. So, get your stride back and put a spring in your step. The best way to do that is through a cleanse, so stay with us as we guide you through the small things you can do to boost your energy levels every day.
New season, new foods
A spring cleanse starts with a dietary cleanse. That’s right; it is time to say goodbye to all the chocolate-chip cookies, burgers and pizzas and turn your focus towards healthier foods. According to Women’s Health magazine, some of the best cleansing and detoxing foods are artichokes which contain antioxidant plant compounds called caffeoylquinic acids, which are used to treat liver disorders because they stimulate bile flow. Bile helps the body to digest fats, and efficient bile flow clears the system of potentially inflammatory substances. Other foods that do wonders when it comes to body cleansing are avocado, beets, broccoli (all greens for that matter) and yoghurt that contains probiotics. This supplies healthy bacteria that fortify the GI tract’s natural flora, aiding digestion and boosting the body’s natural immune responses.
Citrus fruits are not to be overlooked, so make sure your fruit bowl is always stacked. This aids the body by flushing out toxins and jump-starting the digestive tract with enzymatic processes. Lemon juice supports the liver and kidneys in their cleansing processes. To increase detoxification, start each morning with a warm glass of lemon water. Of course, there are superfoods such as eggs, which are low in calories but full of protein. Prunes, Walnuts and apples should be on your next shopping list to get energised this season.
The Liquid Helping Hand
Aside from a healthy diet, a bit of help in the form of cleansing detox drinks is always welcome. That is why Dr. Axe is here with five different recipes for detox drinks you can make in your very own home that helps get rid of fatigue, low energy levels, and even belly fat and mood swings. This, of course, it the time to make sure you’re getting all the vitamins you need. Healthy foods are great but, they are often not sufficient. Make sure you find a vast range of complex of vitamins and supplements online. That way, you won’t have to wonder whether the foods you include in your diet provide these essential compounds that help the body.
You need to move it, move it
There is a famous motivational saying going around when it comes to a cleanse and that is ‘sweat is just fat crying’. Well, it is time to get that body moving and make that fat cry like a baby. Exercising is not only an excellent way to lose pounds and get fit; working outcomes with numerous health benefits that go way beyond great appearance. According to WebMD, researchers found that inactive folks who normally complained of fatigue could increase energy by 20% while decreasing fatigue by as much as 65% by simply participating in regular, low-intensity exercise.
This means that, in order to get the energy boost you need, you don’t have to engage in a gruelling and intense exercise. Speed walking or even regular thirty-minute walks can do amazing things for, your overall health and cardiovascular health. If you are not a fan of running or the gym, that is perfectly fine. Get your daily dose of exercise by simply walking. So, put on some comfy trainers, and take a stroll around the block.
As we promised – little things for a great impact. A few greens, minor dietary changes, healthy drinks and a moving body – this is all you need to get your strength back and feel the best you’ve ever felt in your life, so start now, and feel better as of tomorrow. Good luck!