I think you’ll agree with me when I say:The way you start your day has a big influence on how the rest of your day goes.
And having a great morning every day, will have a positive effect on your life overall. Below you will find out how you can achieve this with 9 natural detox methods you can easily incorporate in your morning routine.
That’s why your morning should always leave you feeling great with enough energy to conquer the day. Well, it turns out you can dramatically improve the way you feel during the day, if you get rid of any built up toxins in your body. You step out refreshed and will have plenty of energy to tackle any curve balls daily life might throw at you. Detox rituals done as soon as you wake up will make all the difference in the amount of toxins that you release.
And the best part? You can start right now! Just follow these 9 simple morning detox habits and you will soon see life-changing results:
1. Become an early bird and grab that detoxing sweet spot
Waking up early can be difficult at first, especially if you have gotten used to getting up late. The transition can be easier when you head to bed early. While night owls will find this change extremely difficult to start, it is important to keep in mind that your day begins the night before. Make sure to get the best sleep, so you will wake up refreshed at six o’clock in the morning. This is the hour when your bladder and bowel are prepared to be emptied, preventing a backflow of toxins.
Here are 7 great tips on how to wake up early:
2. Sweat it out, fight the bloat
Get your body moving and let the sweat come out. Sweating is crucial for getting rid of toxins. You can use an infrared sauna, which helps remove heavy metal toxins in your fat tissues. However, one of the best and easiest ways to detoxify yourself through sweating is exercise. You can even cover yourself with extra layers of clothing to help increase perspiration and your overall body temperature. You will be surprised at how your health has improved after just a few weeks.
Here’s a quick 7 minute HIIT workout to get that sweat going:
Scrape Your Tongue: So Fresh and So Clean!
It may sound funny, but scraping your tongue can help you become healthier. Tongue scraping helps keep the area free from bacteria accumulation and toxin debris from the night before. Make sure to use an all-natural toothbrush, so you contribute to the environment. As for the tongue scraper, you can use a stainless steel or plastic one. These two materials can help keep your tongue clean. Think of it as a sure way of getting rid of bad breath.
As an alternative, or in addition, you might also try oil pulling with coconut oil. A great way to detox your body AND whiten your teeth!
Hydrotherapy: boost circulation, beat inflammation and….fat?
An easy way to practice hydrotherapy is to alternate hot and cold water in the shower every thirty seconds. The cold water constricts your body’s blood vessels, while the hot water relaxes and dilates them. This simple hydrotherapy activity helps improve blood circulation, removes waste, and reduces inflammation. And as an added bonus it can also aid in fat loss, as Ben Greenfield explains in his cold/hot shower technique video:
An ancient trick to get healthy: Dry brush your body before a shower (but the RIGHT way!)
Another morning detox habit that you should try is dry brushing. Grab a body brush and use short strokes. Make sure to brush in the direction of your heart. This will improve your lymph fluid’s circulation. Start on your feet, and slowly work up your legs until you reach your midsection. The next step is to move to your arms, and up to your shoulders. Move the brush to your tummy, and to your back. You will already feel the difference after the first session.
Watch this great instruction video:
Drink lemon water: a natural way to detox your body
Drink a glass of warm lemon water and help your body get rid of toxins the natural way. So what does detox water do? First off, it will fire up your digestive system. It will also help in keeping your body well-hydrated after waking up. The lemon provides enzymes to your liver to help it prepare for the food that you will eat during the day. And unlike plain water, lemon water has better benefits, such as making you feel full longer.
(By the way, if you would like to detox and lose belly fat at the same time, check out my go-to recipe for flat belly detox water)
Have a Detox Breakfast: power up!
A hearty breakfast will keep you energized throughout the day. You can have your first meal of the day 30 minutes after drinking a glass of warm lemon water. Your detoxifying breakfast can be healthy smoothie, a quinoa bowl, or a delicious granola. Never ever skip breakfast because you will miss the opportunity to nourish your body with the nutrients it needs to power you throughout the day. Combine your breakfast with an organic detox tea, for maximum effect!
Meditate regularly: cleanse your mind of toxic thoughts and feelings
A clear mind and heart will result in a sound body. Meditating before you start your day is a great way to relieve stress and get rid of the toxins. It can be a difficult habit to get into since many people tend to spend their time on other things that they deem important. Morning is the best time to meditate as it sets the tone for how your day will go. Search for peace and you will go about your day with ease.
Just starting out with meditation? This guided meditation is great for beginners:
Enjoy a Detoxifying Bath: instant rejuvenation
Nothing beats a detoxifying bath to start your day. This is best done once a week to cleanse your body and mind. You can either use epson or dead sea salts, baking soda, fresh ground ginger, or therapeutic-grade essential oils. All of these ingredients work to get rid of toxins from your body. Taking a detoxifying bath regularly can also help you feel and look younger.
Incorporate all or any of these 9 detox habits in your morning routine, instead of relying on short-lived detoxes. Let these habits become second nature over a period of 30 days. They will change your life in ways you had never imagined possible.