17 Jan 6 great benefits you can expect from a Detox Program
” Detox ” is a popular word at this time of the year.
After the possible excess and over indulging over the festive period, we and our body naturally feel like some “purification”, and a fresh start of a new year.
Nowadays options are unlimited for a detox plan or retreat. There isn’t one unique method for a detox, many options are available to choose from.
“It is however important to choose a program that will resonate with you and fit in your lifestyle”
You might decide to do a program from your home, or join a special Detox Retreat, or a Yoga and Detox Retreat. Indeed, it is always recommended to include a soft physical activity with a Detox Plan, and generally it has been proved that Yoga and Detox match well, and will increase the benefits of the programe. Yoga however isn’t the only exercise possible, you can also include any other light practices that generally work well with you.
Whatever your decisions and choices of a programe are, the benefits that will result from it are almost always visible very fast, and you will notice many changes, short and hopefully long term.
We have listed below for you the 6 most common benefits from a Detox Program or Detox Retreat.
- Increases your Energy Levels
Most people following a detox program are very quickly feeling more energetic. By cutting out the sugar, caffeine, saturated fat, and replacing them with fresh fruits and vegetables, you’ll be getting a natural energy boost, one that comes without a loss vitality, on the contrary. It’s extremely important to stay well hydrated while on any detox program, which can also result in more energy if you normally don’t get enough water through your day.
- Reduces Accumulated Waste in the Body
The biggest thing that detoxing helps with is allowing the body to reduce any excess waste it’s been storing. Most detox plans are created to stimulate the body to cleanse itself, helping the liver do its work as well as the kidneys and colon. Cleansing the colon is an important part of the detoxing process because those toxins need to exit the body. Keeping up with fruits and vegetables even after the detox program is over is a great way to keep these organs doing their work in the most efficient way.
- You may loose some Weight!
It’s easy to see how a detox diet would cause you to lose weight in the short term (by cutting of course the sugar, saturated fat, processed food and so on), but a healthier way to look at it would be to establish long-term eating habits. Many times it is the intense reduction in calorie intake and fast weight loss that is focused on. This is however short term only. The point to be taken from a Detox plan is to create a sustainable diet you can maintain, by replacing new good habits with bad ones. And incorporate a daily routine of physical exercise in your lifestyle.
4. Boosts the Immune System
During a Detox program you are basically helping the vital organs in the body to function the way they are supposed to. This will give your immune system a kick as you’ll be able to absorb nutrients better, including Vitamin C. Many herbs are usually included in a Detox plan, in order to help the lymphatic system. This has a big role in keeping you healthy. This is also the reason why light exercises like Yoga is often recommended. It helps to circulate the lymph fluid through the body, strengthening your immune system as a result.
- Better Skin
The skin is actually our largest organ, and also the most visible. This is why you will notice there the changes very fast when undertaking a Detox plan. You can expect clearer, softer skin by the end of your detox plan. Here is a little warning though, you may found that at first your skin looks worst (i.e with some spots may appear), or may feel itchy or patchy before clearing up. But this is only very short, and completely part of the normal process.
- Healthier Mind
When we eat a diet full of natural healing herbs, and reduce sugar, saturated fat, processed food, we create space in our mind and body for other things. Cleansing occurs, (a little bit like clearing out a messy room, and finding hidden things); this makes space for your mind to be more clear and focused. New ideas might start to flourish, and sometimes a problem or a complicated situation can suddenly be looked at from a fresh angle. During this process it is important to find some stillness, leave your self some time to notice the changes and some free time for new thoughts!
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