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Four Easy Ways to Detox your Body

by Cascade Ice on February 25, 2022

As Spring nears, many people are thinking of ways to feel better after a long winter that’s filled with dodging viruses, bitter temperatures and perhaps not eating the best foods. The good news is that you can adopt some simple habits to help detox your body and have you looking and feeling your best in no time. 

Ancient cultures have used detoxing techniques for thousands of years to help boost their mind and body functions. Keeping the mind and body in good shape was believed to be the key to living a long and healthy life. Today, in our modern culture, people often look to quick fixes which can sometimes be effective, but you have to make sure that they are helpful in the long term as well. Things like environmental toxins, processed foods and stress can take a toll, especially in the long winter months. 

Read below for some simple things you can do right now to start getting your mind and body in top shape going into the spring season.

Step up your hydration

Most people are dehydrated and don’t even realize it. Symptoms of dehydration can be headaches and fatigue, and you can even mistake hunger for thirst, which can lead to overeating. Strive to drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day, but if it gets monotonous, try squeezing fresh fruit juices into your water, or grab a Cascade Ice USDA Organic Sparkling Water with just 3 ingredients. Being properly hydrated will help all the systems of your body operate better and more efficiently, making you feel (and look!) better.

Get your blood flowing

Another great way to stimulate your body’s natural detoxing mechanisms is to incorporate regular exercise. But don’t let the word “exercise” intimidate you! Simply getting 25 minutes of activity every day, whether it’s taking a neighborhood walk with your dog, riding your bike, or walking in the mall, it all counts as physical activity, and it’s a perfect way to improve your overall health. Even stretching activities like gentle yoga and using a foam roller to increase circulation throughout your body will help speed up the removal of toxins from your body. Or, if you prefer a sweaty workout, that’s even better – sweat is one of the best ways for the toxins to exit. 

Don’t Stress!

It’s easier said than done, especially in these turbulent times we live in. But keeping your stress levels in check can really go the extra mile in keeping all your body’s functions operating in an ideal way to keep you healthy and feeling good.

Stress creates the presence of cortisol in your body, which has a negative impact on your heart, brain, and your ability to maintain a healthy weight. How should you limit stress? Find out what makes you tick – what makes you feel at peace. And then, incorporate more of that into your life! Make time for it and make it a priority daily. The long-term benefits of making these things a habit will prolong your life – no, really!

Indulge in lots of sleep

It’s a hot commodity – the coveted 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep. But it’s truly what you should strive for every day. The more you make sleep a priority and a habit, the better you will feel and the better your body will function. So, find out what it will take to get you there, and do it. Should you download an app that leads you through sleep meditations before you drift off for the night? Absolutely! Make sure your sleep space is dark, quiet, and use white noise. If you know you need to wake up early, try to adopt an earlier bedtime and stick to it. The more you make it a routine, the easier it will become for your body to read the sleep cues and allow you to have a full night of restful sleep. So, indulge in some wonderful sleep!

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