When the temperature rises, the energy within and around us rises as well. With this increase of energy in summer, our bodies are called to vibe with the rhythm of the seasons and slim down to rise up. Slim down, however, is not in reference to your waistline. Rather, slimming down on the excess waste stored in your intestines and the lingering heaviness of colder months. Releasing what does not serve you is what detoxing is all about.
In summer, we are drawn to lighter foods as the stews and heavy meals of winter are not efficient for managing life in the heat with an abundance of energy—within and without. We crave leafy greens, cold soups, fresh fruit, and less carbohydrates—all of which are available during this season, thanks to Mother Nature.
By aligning with the rhythm of nature and assisting our bodies in producing more energy and getting rid of excess waste, we can detoxify and cleanse for vibrant health and efficient functionality of our organs.
How to Detox This Summer for Vibrant Health
There are many different ways to detox and cleanse the body, but there are 3 key elements that, across all methods and programs, help your body get rid of toxins and tonify more effectively.
Moving the body is one of the easiest and most effective ways you can rid your body of toxins, generate more energy, and feel a burst of confidence and happiness. Any type of movement is great, but doing light exercises that help to massage and move the abdomen will make it easier to get your gut moving and get toxins out of the body through the digestive system.
Taking a walk, practicing yoga or Belly Button Healing, and bringing heat to the abdomen are all great ways to get moving and detoxify.
Find a Program or Buddy
When it comes to a lifestyle change, it is sometimes easiest to have an accountability buddy or follow a program to help you on the days when you just want to break down and eat a pint of ice cream. Finding a program you enjoy and a support system to help you along the way, and provide assistance to as well, can make all the difference between feeling motivated and empowered, and having zero desire to continue in the program.
It is said that it takes 21 days to form a new habit. Detoxing doesn’t have to be once a year, but can also be a jumpstart to cultivating a healthier and more intentional lifestyle. If you do a light detox in summer for 21 days, you will come out of it more motivated to live more consciously.
Staying hydrated is the foundation to effectively cleansing the body and giving it the support it needs while detoxifying. While you’re probably saying to yourself, “well, duh,” it’s actually very easy to forget to drink sufficient water. And with the higher temperatures, it is especially important to drink water consistently throughout the day. The skin also benefits from hydration. As our largest organ and one of our most efficient detoxifiers, staying hydrated helps the body detoxify from the inside out.
Carry a reusable water bottle, and fill it up each time you finish it. If you aren’t the biggest fan of water and prefer a little flavor, add some flavor with fresh fruit and herbs that amplify how the body absorbs water and releases toxins.
However you choose to detox, whether with lemon and cayenne, a raw diet, or just sweating it out, make an effort to incorporate these three key elements into your program and stick with it, and your body will surely thank you. This can also help spark and new way of living and thinking about your health - you may just change your mindset and lifestyle forever!
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