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The Holidays Are Over… Now What?

Posted January 17, 2014 in Health & Lifestyle

2014If you’re like most people, you enjoyed the holiday season perhaps a little too much in 2013. Now that the fun is over, you probably feel tired and guilty as a result of overindulging on food and alcohol. Everyone has their list of New Year’s resolutions, but before you attempt to kick a habit or get in the best shape of your life, why not completely purify your body with a detoxifying regimen?

The word detox simply means to rid the body of poisonous substances. By following the tips provided below, your entire body (liver, kidneys, digestive system, and skin) can become more purified, and you will also feel noticeably healthier and more energetic.

Drink Water

Keeping your body hydrated is the first step in maintaining a healthy metabolic process, which can be achieved by drinking plenty of water. This not only jumpstarts the body’s metabolism, but it also maintains the balance of minerals and electrolytes.

Limit Sugar

We live in a world of sugary snacks and drinks that really do a number on our bodies. When detoxing, you should avoid all soft drinks and candy. If you get the hankering for something sweet, make a smoothie using fruits and vegetables as a healthy alternative.

No Processed Foods

In other words, stay away from any type of food that comes in a can, box, or bag. Many processed foods contain preservatives and hydrogenated oils that contain trans-fats. This means skipping the restaurant meals too, as even healthy looking dishes are often loaded with “the bad stuff.”

Relieve Stress

No matter how great and carefree your life may be, every person experiences stress on some level. How you respond to stressors is extremely important when detoxifying your body because when stress hormones are released they act as toxins. Rather than acting on impulse when you’re feeling stressed, take a few deep breaths and try to relax. For ways to cope with stress at work. For other ways to prevent the harmful effects of stress on your body, try these 10 relaxation techniques that zap stress fast.

Sweat It Out

Exercise is always recommended for individuals who are detoxifying their bodies. Working up a good sweat helps eliminate waste products from the body and also improves the overall appearance of your skin.

To start 2014 off right, there is no better way than getting your body in perfect harmony with a purifying detox. Cleansing your body often leaves you with a sense of significant satisfaction. To look the way you feel, we encourage you to contact our Beverly Hills practice for cosmetic treatment. Call (310) 777-0069 or feel free to fill out our online contact form today. Dr. Renato Calabria is board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) and looks forward to helping you begin your new year right.

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