It’s that time of year when we all start making resolutions. Too often we over promise and under deliver on our well-intentioned plans, so this year why not make it simple and choose achievable targets that are worthwhile?
Give your organs a rest and rejuvenate your system. In today’s world, we're becoming sick from an overload of toxins in the body.
As a nation, we're overfed and undernourished because we eat foods that are nutrient-sparse, containing pesticides, fertilisers, hormones, antibiotics and artificial chemicals. Even our drinking water contains chlorine and synthetic oestrogen.
These toxins are stored in fat cells, tissues and organs – even the brain. Fatigue, allergies, weight gain, low energy, poor immunity and many other health conditions are all signs that we are not detoxifying properly.
When you start on a juice cleanse it's like a spring clean: you're helping your body to vigorously break down fat cells, which are then able to shift accumulated toxins away, via the bloodstream, digestive system, urinary system and liver.
You're giving your organs a holiday from their busy jobs, conditioning them to increase your energy levels naturally and promote healthy weight loss and fresh radiant skin.
The majority of us don’t drink enough water, which seems crazy when it's so essential for flushing waste from our body, regulating our temperature and supporting brain function. Although individual requirements may vary, on average we should try to drink 8 glasses of water per day.
Don’t wait until you feel thirsty just regularly sip throughout the day. Try increasing your water intake and see how you feel, just an extra glass a day can improve your skin, concentration and energy levels.
Many of us don’t get enough sleep, so why not make it a priority and feel the benefits. It’s recommended that adults should try and get at least 7 hours a night and stick to a regular waking and sleeping schedule.
Being sleep deprived can contribute to low mood, obesity and poor physical health. If you struggle to sleep try removing all electronics from your room, block out as much light as possible and develop a decent wind-down routine. Enjoy a lavender bath, a good book or simply permit yourself to relax.
Our bodies weren’t designed for sitting for long periods, whether at a desk or in front of the TV, we were made to move. Simply by adding a brisk 10-minute walk into your day you can improve your mood, blood circulation and health.
Unfortunately, modern life has made it more difficult for us to be continually active but we can make an effort to move more. Set a timer and every half an hour stand up, walk to the kettle or do a few squats, just get the blood moving.
Maybe walk to work or add a ten-minute yoga session into your day. Whatever you do moving more will benefit your mental and physical well-being.
Focus on your gut health. More and more of us are suffering from digestive related issues, so now is a good time to focus on good gut health. One of the best things we can do is cut down on the amount of processed food we eat.
Processed foods get absorbed really quickly without the help of good bacteria, this means that your gut bacteria don’t get fed properly and starts eating your intestine walls. This can cause inflammation and many digestive issues.
The next best thing is to eat more fruit and vegetables. This will bring more healthy bacteria to your gut which helps reduce inflammation and improve digestion. Leafy green vegetables are particularly useful as they tend to contain fibre which helps your digestive system to function.
Superfoods are a great way to improve your diet. We have a range of superfood juices that provide all the support healthy bodies need to achieve their New Year resolutions.