8 Ways to Detoxify Your Life

8 Ways to Detoxify Your Life

What you eat and put into your body is important to healthy living. It's equally as important to remove toxins and chemicals from your life and environment. Follow these 8 steps to help you detoxify your life. Do what you can to make realistic changes in your home, and remember, these changes don't have to happen overnight.

#1 Clean Up Your Diet

To begin your detox, take a close look at what food you're eating and what you're putting in your body every day including - drinks, supplements, and medications. Start by eliminating foods that come in a box, processed foods, and sugar. Focus on incorporating whole foods into your diet by choosing fresh fruit, vegetables, and healthy fats and oils (coconut or avocado) on your next grocery trip.

#2 Get Good Sleep

Sleep is much more important than we may think. Getting at least 8 hours of sleep can lower your risk for serious health problems including - diabetes and heart disease - while also reducing stress and improving your mood.

#3 Move Your Body

By incorporating exercise into your daily routine, you remove harmful toxins in your body and increase sweat production, encouraging detoxification. To get up and get moving, try going for a walk or taking a yoga class.

#4 Unplug From Technology

Unplugging reduces stress and promotes your physical and mental health. Be realistic with your unplugging and start with these simple steps - utilize the Do Not Disturb feature at night, set a schedule and time limits for electronic use, and start and end your day unplugged. Look for other ways to relax your mind by reading a book, taking a warm bath, or going for a walk.

#5 Limit Alchohol Intake

Limiting your alcohol intake is one of the best ways to keep your body's detoxification system strong. Try to limit your alcohol intake to 2 servings/week.

#6 Stay Hydrated

Adequate water intake helps detoxify your body and regulates the body temperature process. Your daily water intake should be at least 64 oz. If drinking enough water is difficult for you, try carrying around a reusable water bottle, adding fresh fruit to your water, and drinking water on a schedule.

#7 Use Clean, Natural Products

Take a look at what products you are using around the house and research cleaner options. Start to swap out your laundry and cleaning products with more natural alternatives.

#8 Cut Out Plastic Water Bottles

Plastic water bottles contain chemicals that can leach into the water. The plastic leachate can negatively impact your health with chemicals like bisphenol A (BPA) having effects on your hormones and thyroid health.