As your days are occupied with meetings, deadlines, and workloads, thinking about implementing some time to take care of your physical and mental state may not be in the picture. But, this is especially important if you sit for long periods of time at your job in front of a computer screen. Here are five easy ways you can detoxify your body to get significant health benefits without spending hours at the gym every day!
Sitting for long periods of time can have negative effects on the body. Whether you’re going out for lunch or taking a 15-minute walk around the building, look for ways to implement some sort of movement in your day. If you don’t have the ability to move away from your workload, consider going on a walk to return any phone calls or conference calls that don’t require you to be in front of a computer. Here are a few recommendations:
You may also be relying too much on coffee or sugary drinks to keep you going throughout your busy days, but water is a key player in giving you all the energy that you need during your 9 to 5. Water helps carry nutrients to your cells, aids digestion by forming stomach secretions, flushes your body of toxins and keeps your kidneys healthy. It is recommended that most people drink eight glasses of water per day.
If your job involves being online and connected 24/7, it may be hard to find ways to implement a digital detox within your lifestyle. But, you can find some tasks where you can take things offline if possible, like communicating in person versus emailing. Instead of scrolling through social media or reading a book on an e-reader, begin journaling or painting. You can also implement some boundaries by staying away from your laptop on the weekends. Or if you find yourself spending most of your time on your phone, consider taking all social media apps off of your phone for a period of time.
Taking a trip to the spa is not only a luxury but also a benefit to your own well being. Massages are great ways of removing toxins out of your muscles and tissues as they are being moved to the lymphatic system, which is your body’s garbage disposal system. A nice, hot sauna or even just a hot shower will also help pull toxins out of your system which plays a role in feeling sluggish or unmotivated. But, it is essential to once again drink plenty of water as it helps remove the toxic waste from your filtration system and out of your body.
Additionally, yoga is a great source of detoxifying your system as well as helps to relax your mind. Hot yoga, for instance, provides the same perks as regular yoga but with the added benefits of burning even more calories and detoxifying even faster due to the heat and increased sweating.
Let us know which detox you will soon be implementing in your lifestyle!