5 quick tips for weekend detox – Cleanse your body of toxins, relax and exercise for better health  |  Photo Credit: Getty Images
New Delhi: The week goes by and all our promises to ourselves about weight loss, clean diet, exercise are procrastinated till the weekend. When the weekend finally arrives, it is time to fulfil those promises and work hard to ensure your body is clean and ready to fight the workload and pressure of the next week.
Detox basically refers to practising a healthy, clean diet and lifestyle and avoiding any toxins that may be harmful to the body. On the weekend you definitely have time for the same and here are some simple tips and tricks to ensure your body is cleansed of all toxins so that your fitness and weight loss goals are easy to achieve. READ – Weekend detox: Try this seasonal cleansing diet to clear your tummy and boost weight loss
Maybe it is difficult for you to quit smoking because of the pressure you feel about your work, but the weekend is about no work, isn’t it? Try quitting smoking for the weekend, to begin with. Smoking is injurious to health in general but is extremely harmful to pregnant women, menstruating women, and even passive smokers.
No binge drinking
A drink here or two is fine because obviously, it is the weekend and weekends are synonymous to parties, but binge drinking can really sabotage all your fitness efforts and bring you back to square one. Try to refrain from the same especially if you are on a diet, menstruating, or pregnant.
Spend time with your loved ones
Not only is it known by experience, but it is also scientifically proven that spending time with the people you love can reduce stress levels and stress hormones and can be extremely healthy for the body and for the mind. The weekend is the time when everyone can take out a while to spend with their family and friends and just let go of all worries or pressure. It is also a great way to wash out the stress hormone- Cortisol from the body.
Diet rich in anti-oxidants
A diet rich in antioxidants can do wonders for your detox. Fresh fruits and vegetables, salads, winter seasonal leafy greens, etc. are all rich in antioxidants and can really help with the cleanse that you are looking for. Green tea is another beverage that you should definitely include in your diet if you wish to detox this weekend! READ – Weekend detox plan: 5 desserts you can eat even when you are on a body cleanse diet
A good run or jog
You may not want to work out on the weekend since it is your day off, but what you can do is take a quick jog or run in the morning. This will not only energise you for the day but also fill you with positivity and happiness. Exercise can also really help with cleansing the body of toxins and also training the mind better.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.