Hacks to stay healthy
HEALTH HACKS ON HOW TO GET BACK ON TRACK AFTER THE FESTIVE SEASON
Have you overindulged during the festive season? And oh no, we don’t just mean Christmas and New Year’s Eve. It is the whole of December to blame for! Christmas work parties, year-end goodbyes and so on…
We heard you want some health hacks on how to get back on track!
Cut out alcohol
Aim to do at least four weeks of dry January; make it February too!
January is the perfect month to start with good habits, and if it is too difficult to do so, it is a good idea to ask why? What is the root cause for not being able to do heavy periods for longer? There might be emotional reasons.
Wrap up and go for a walk (in daylight)
Yes, it is cold, super cold, but you are burning more calories. That is because the body works harder to maintain a core temperature. The cooler temperature also boosts brain function and activates the immune system to fight off pathogens.
Stay away from eating out
While it feels a treat not spending time at home cooking, many restaurants, especially fast food places, offer dishes that use poor-quality ingredients and are incredibly high in trans fats. Trans fats are associated with chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular issues, etc.
Eliminate inflammatory foods
Overconsumption of processed and refined foods such as pastries, cookies, bread, dairy products, soft drinks, takeaways, and deep-fried products are the main contributors to inflammation triggered by food intake. Eliminate them for one to two months. You might just leave them behind for good!
One week winter cleanse
Challenge yourself further by trying out a cleansing programme with bone broth, cooked vegetable soups, and legume-based dishes to give the digestive system a break. Consult with a nutritionist to ensure you are not missing essential nutrients!
The Vitamunda Digestion Programme is the perfect partner to support your cleanse. It consists of enzymes, probiotics, and other vital nutrients involved in gut healing protocols.