By Desa Rome
We are living a very fast-paced life that demands a lot of time and effort to keep up, leaving little or no time to take care of our bodies. Most of us have become so accustomed to toxic things such as bad food, stress, and long hours among others. Consequently, sluggishness, irritability, and dealing with bloated tummies have become a part of life.
Unfortunately, we don’t realize that these tendencies are bad for our well-being. It can be very hard to perform optimally when dealing with fatigue, discomfort, and illnesses. It can seem like a normal way of life especially if you are progressing in your career and life, but such a lifestyle can have a toxifying effect on your body and mind.
Thankfully, a lifestyle change can greatly turn things around for the better. Here are a few ways you can rejuvenate your body.
- Exercise regularly
Many people associate exercise with weight loss. However, staying active is a necessity for good health regardless of your weight. Regular exercise helps the body in various mechanisms that keep diseases such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and heart disease at bay. This is because moving the body increases the heart rate, causing more oxygen to be pumped throughout the body. Besides, exercising helps the body sweat out harmful toxins.
Ensure that you are exercising your body regularly. You can take a brisk walk, run, bike or swim. Thanks to the invention of electric bikes, a leg injury, or other illnesses don’t have to prevent you from exercising. Electric bikes use an electric motor that helps you cycle, ensuring that you don’t tire easily. They may seem pricey, but you can turn your regular bike into an electric one using a bicycle motor kit, and cycle away to good health. Electric bikes are especially adequate for the ones suffering from a chronic illness, heart, and respiratory disease. This is because they are pedal-assisted and as such offer an effortless ride experience while being able to ride for longer distances, without putting too much strain on the body.
- Change your diet
Processed foods are convenient considering today’s fast-paced life. Time to put up a proper meal is a luxury for most of us. However, these foods add toxins to the body, causing the kidney and liver to overwork as they try to filter them out of the body. Also, these foods are associated with chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart diseases, and cancer. They are also the number one cause of obesity.
Give your diet an overhaul by:
- Reducing the intake of processed foods
- Limiting intake of sugar and salt
- Increasing antioxidant-rich foods such as fruits and vegetables, berries, nuts, coffee, and green tea among others
Increasing foods high in prebiotics such as asparagus, garlic, onion, artichokes, and tomatoes among others
- Get enough sleep
Getting enough sleep is another struggle most people deal with. However, it is a necessity for overall well-being. Sleep helps the body in the natural detoxification process. When you are sleeping, the body removes toxins that have accumulated throughout the day. Besides, it gives the brain a rest and a chance to reorganize and recharge.
Depriving your body of sleep denies the body a chance to complete these processes, leading to adverse effects on your health. Besides causing fatigue, lack of sleep causes stress, anxiety, and can heighten the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. That’s why it is important that you get a moderate amount of sleep. Create the right atmosphere in your bedroom, find out what helps you sleep better, put some indoor plants and use LED grow lights to nurture them, maybe even use online sleep hypnosis apps, whatever makes you sleep better.
- Take a tech detox
Digital devices have become part of life in the modern world. They are a convenient way to achieve things faster as life tasks demand. However, these devices emit blue light that can be harmful to the body. It can make it more difficult for you to fall asleep and can also increase stress levels.
It can be very hard to stay away from these devices, but it is necessary to stay away from them from time to time. For instance, take a weekend off from tech and engage in other things such as connecting with nature and such. You will feel much better afterward.
- Take water
The human body is made of 70% water. This is only to show that water is very crucial in the overall body functions. Besides quenching your thirst, it helps in digestion, regulating body temperature, nutrients absorption, and lubricating joints. It also helps in flushing out waste products from the body.
If you are like most people, you probably take water when you feel thirsty. Start taking 7-8 glasses of water per day to rejuvenate your body.
Rejuvenating your body doesn’t have to be an expensive affair. The body has a natural way of detoxifying and getting rid of toxins. You only need to consistently follow a lifestyle that enhances this. The above tips give you a starting point that you can keep your body rejuvenated for your overall well-being.