Holidays are great and we anticipate them every year. Who does not like going out till dawn, trying out new restaurants and discovering new places? It is a worry-free time that enables us to decompress and forget about the stress of our daily lives.
However, sleepless nights, too much alcohol and eating out every day take a toll on your health and wellbeing.
So what can you do to get back into shape and rebuild a healthy routine?
Here are 5 simple tips to get you back on the right track.
Drink plenty of water
Our bodies have designated organs that take out any ‘waste’ that does not benefit it. The kidneys, liver and skin naturally cleanse your whole body and flush out any unhealthy substances. Water is the essence of life and an essential element for these organs’ good functioning so make sure to keep a bottle of water on hand and drink a minimum 1L every day. It is the healthiest and quickest way to naturally detox your body.
Follow a sleep schedule
To get back into a healthy routine, it is essential that you get some good sleep every night. Make it a point to sleep on time and wake up on time because sticking to a regular sleep routine helps you rest your body and mind to the fullest. To avoid staying up late, try not to exercise close to bedtime and avoid caffeinated beverages. You can practice restorative yoga a couple of hours before bed to help your body and mind relax and unwind, which enables you to get a good night's sleep. If you struggle to wake up in the morning, try setting a regular alarm that goes off at the same time every day and your body will soon build a habit of waking up at that exact hour.
Build a workout plan
Now is the perfect time to set realistic fitness goals and a roadmap to achieve them. You can sign up for a yoga class, go swimming or jogging. The key is finding a physical activity you enjoy to stick to it long enough to get those results you’ve been wanting or achieve the goal you have set.
Eat your greens
It is amazing what fresh green vegetables can do to our bodies. They are packed with all sorts of vitamins, fibres and minerals and help keep your digestive system functioning properly. Try to eat fresh vegetables like broccoli, spinach or kale with every meal you have and if you are not really a fan, eat the vegetables that you like the most. All of them have great health benefits.
Cut back on sugar
Going on vacation often means unlimited ice cream, chocolate and desserts. And while they are surely delicious, eating too much sugar can have serious repercussions on your health. Now that you are back and ready to build a healthy routine, try cutting back on sugary foods and beverages. Replace your daily sweet treats with nuts or fruit instead. Monitoring your sugar intake helps your body stay healthy and in good shape (not to mention improving your oral health as well!).