As we enter the new year, it's a great time to take stock of our lives and figure out ways to set ourselves up for success. One of the best places to start is with your health - after all, if you're not feeling your best, nothing else will fall into place. Healthy cleansing can be an incredibly powerful tool for improving your physical, mental and overall wellbeing.
Here are four ways to start off 2023 with a clean slate:
1. Eat Clean!
As the New Year begins, many of us make resolutions to start eating healthier. Eating clean is a great way to ensure you are getting all the necessary nutrients your body needs while avoiding unhealthy processed foods and additives. There are many benefits to focusing on “clean” foods, including improved energy levels, better digestion, stronger immunity and even weight loss.
A healthy diet is an essential part of any cleansing plan. Eating whole, natural foods gives your body the vitamins and minerals you need for optimal functioning, while avoiding processed junk food helps stave off inflammation, disease and excess toxins. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, nuts and seeds, and healthy fats like olive oil.
Start by reading nutrition labels on the foods you buy and avoiding anything containing high levels of preservatives, added sugar or artificial ingredients. Instead, focus on eating fresh, unprocessed, and whole foods like vegetables, fruits, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Eating more organic produce can be beneficial as it is free from chemicals and pesticides.
Be sure to get plenty of fiber in your diet, which helps keep you regular and can aid weight loss. Aim for 25-35 grams a day by eating foods like beans and legumes, oats, whole grains, nuts and seeds. Eating fish twice a week is also important as it is rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
Make your own meals from scratch when possible. This can help you avoid extra oils and fats, as well as added sugars that are common in prepared foods. It’s also a great way to save money and get creative with cooking!
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2. Detoxify your Body
Detoxifying your body is a great way to get rid of the toxic build-up that can come from eating processed foods or living in an environment with high levels of pollution. While you can do a more intense detox with juices, herbs or other natural supplements, just drinking plenty of water and sweating through exercise will help your body naturally reduce toxins as well. If you need extra support, consider Michael’s® Ultimate Detox & Cleanse™ to help start your year off right!
3. Get Moving
Exercise is an important part of any cleansing plan because it helps flush out toxins while also giving your body the endorphin boost it needs to stay energized and motivated. Commit to doing something active every day, whether it's a yoga class or a walk around the block - your body will thank you!
4. Reduce Stress
Chronic stress can have serious consequences for our health, so reducing it should be one of your top priorities in the new year. Take time to relax and meditate every day, and make sure you're taking breaks throughout the day to truly enjoy your life.
The Bottom Line
By following these four steps, you'll be able to set off on the right foot in 2023 and enjoy a healthier, more balanced lifestyle. Here's wishing you all a happy and healthy new year!