Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Detoxing after Christmas

Detoxing after Christmas
Hello to My Valued Clients!

The festive period is over and now it’s back to normality, with the exception of having to remember to write “2019” on everything instead of “2018.”

While Christmas is a wonderful time to reconnect with family and friends, all the traditions we indulge in can have negative implications for our bodies.

It’s great to gather round and watch family films on the TV, but then we miss out on necessary exercise.

Lots of people find champagne and other celebratory drinks essential for New Year’s Eve celebrations, but all that can put a strain on your liver, especially after all that Christmas pudding.

But the strain put on your body over Christmas can be eased in January by eating and drinking the right foods, as well as adding in some exercise and a massage or two into your routine.

Even if you don’t want to incorporate a complete change of diet, there are a few ways to ensure you can replenish your body’s energy. For example, smoothies can be the perfect way to get extra nutrients and an energy boost without changing any of your other eating habits.

Look at any fresh juice aisle in a supermarket and you can find detox smoothies. These can incorporate vegetables and superfoods as well as fruit.

If you fancy making your own, there are plenty of recipes on the internet. The BBC Good Food website has 28 recipes just to get you started!

Here’s Laura at Roman Beauty’s favourite green smoothie recipe;
·         Handful of kale
·         ¼ of cucumber
·         1 medium Celery stick
·         Half an avocardo
·         Cube of ginger
·         ¼ of the jug with fresh apple juice and make the rest up with water to the max line.
·         Blend in your smoothie maker & serve!

Also, having some hot water infused with lemon in place of a daily cup of tea or coffee, will help invigorate your digestive system. Green tea is also a good substitute, especially with a spoonful of Manuka honey.

Many of us will have been snacking on chocolates or other treats over Christmas. If you find yourself still getting hungry between meals, try one of the following snacks which should fill you up without piling on the calories:

·         Slices of dried apple or apricots
·         A handful of nuts
·         Greek yogurt with fruit or a healthy granola
·         A few squares of dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate
·         Cucumber slices or celery sticks, perhaps with a low-fat hummus
·         Hard boiled eggs
·         Popcorn instead of crisps
·         Handful of fresh fruit or a healthy snack bar such as from the 'Nakd' brand.

Beyond your diet there are other ways to compensate for the effects of Christmas. If you don’t already have an exercise routine, you could start with a few gentle walks, increasing the time and distance over the course of January and February.

If you fancy something a bit more energetic, then many people find the Couch to 5k programme very helpful to increase their fitness.

If it’s too cold to venture outside, or if you’d prefer a gentler form of exercise, then yoga or pilates classes could be just right for you. We run a yoga class every Thursday from 12.30pm to 1.30pm and we still have taster classes left for anyone who wants to sign up. We hope to run more sessions and different classes throughout 2019.  To be kept up to date with any new classes we start offering; text ‘Retreat’ to 07919346107 to be added to our Roman Retreat database.

Of course, working off those calories and eating healthily are excellent ways to get you back to peak fitness, but don’t forget that you need to rest and relax as much as well. A massage can also be a good way for your body to get rid of toxins.

A massage at Roman Beauty salon will help move toxins from your muscles and other parts of your body to your lymph nodes, aiding your body in breaking them down and getting rid of them.

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Happy New Year! Let's make 2019 the most happiest, healthiest year yet!

Roman Beauty x

Please note that Roman Beauty does not endorse these third-party websites, and if you have an underlying condition, you would be best to seek medical advice before commencing on an exercise regime, even a gentle one.