New Year Detox: 10 ways to stop feeling so sluggish in 2015Posted on 19 Dec, 2014
As fabulous as the festive season is, it doesn’t half take a toll on your body. The mince pies have been demolished, yet another bottle of champagne has been cracked open, and you’ve drunk enough mulled wine to last you three Christmases.
Here at GoGroopie, we don’t want to be all ‘new year, new you’, but January the 1st is arguably the best time to hop aboard the health wagon. Luckily for all you party-goers out there, we’ve compiled a handy list to help get you started; you can even munch through the last mince pie while you read it.
1) Drink lots of water:
Yes, we all know champagne is fun, but after the festive period it becomes a bit stranger top be drinking it on a Tuesday. Water will flush out all the toxins in your body, you should try and aim for 1 litre a day and build it up to 2. Why not try adding some yummy fruit into the mix for a great tasting drink?
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2) Give up one unhealthy food:
Before you close this article and hide all the snacks listen up, you don’t need to give up everything, but the likely amount of crisps, chocolates and fizzy drinks you’ve consumed over the festive period are sure to add to that sluggish feeling. Just pick one and cut it out for 21 days, you’ll be surprised how easy it is.
3) Put the champagne down:
After all the festive partying, we’ve all probably got so used to drinking alcohol that we walk around with a permanent champagne flute in our hands. Why not give Dry January a go? You get to raise money for some pretty awesome charities, you’ll feel much better and you’ll end the month with a fuller wallet for sure.
4) Keep on moving:
Whilst the most exercise any of us did over the festive period was lifting mince pies to our mouths, January is a great time to get moving. You don’t have to run for hours on a treadmill though, taking up a class is a great way to stay in shape and get sweaty.
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5) Take care of your skin:
We’ve all been guilty of sleeping in our make-up at least once. Plus party season warrants you applying more and more make-up in a bid to look like Beyoncé. Give your skin a breather with a routine that’s both gentle and effective and just watch it glow.
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6) Catch some Zzzzz’s:
Christmas and New Year’s Eve can leave you totally worn out. Its important come January that you catch up on your sleep. Try to get your 8 hours, even if it means going to bed a bit earlier. Although is there anything better than being snuggled in when the weather outside is frightful? (sorry).
7) Take your vitamins:
Sadly, Terry’s Chocolate Orange doesn’t count as one of your 5 a day, or as a reliable source of vitamin C, even if they do taste like heaven. Start building your immune system back up with a simple tablet a day.
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8) Have a night in:
High heels and dresses make you unleash your inner diva, but sometimes there’s nothing better than curling up on the sofa with your best friends, applying facemasks and just completely chilling. Try it once a month, you’ll be hooked (and your feet will thank you).
9) Get outside:
And we don’t mean outside the pub. Going for a brisk walk on a clear, cold day can help clear your head, boost your metabolism and keep you feeling fresh. Try a 20 minute walk, then 30, then 40… You could even work up to a jog if you’re feeling really brave.
10) Work out those knots:
There’s only one way to fully feel better after all those weekends of partying and that’s with a glorious massage. Lie back and relax as a qualified therapist soothes all your aches and pains away; bring on 2015!
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