How to detox for a healthier summer

Last Updated on December 30, 2020 by HodgePodgeDays

Summer is almost upon us and it is now the perfect time to start getting fit, eating healthier and spending more time outside. Many people choose this time of the year to undergo their yearly detox: so if you are thinking of changing your lifestyle a little bit this year, here is how you can start to do it.

Cut the bad habits

The first thing you will want to do is assess your bad habits and put a stop to them. We all have hang ups which are difficult to avoid, and everyone gives into their temptations now and again. If you are a smoker, try visiting the GP to get help with quitting; if you drink a little too much try a detox like this: and if you eat too many takeaways, try to bring more simple foods into your home for the night’s when you don’t want to spend an hour preparing your dinner. It is all about identifying your problems and being able to start dealing with them.

Drink lemon water

Water is the most important nutrient you can consume, and it is when we don’t drink enough that our skin feels tight and tired, we are lethargic and we don’t feel ourselves. A great way to start every day is with a glass of ice cold lemon water. Lemon contains chemicals which can speed up your metabolism so it is the ideal drink to have at the beginning of the day. You can find the many benefits of lemon water here:

How to detox for a healthier summer

Have an Epsom salt bath

Epsom salts are a type of salt which penetrates the skin into your deep muscle tissue and works to relieve aches and pains, as well as promoting faster recovery. After a long and stressful week at work, draw yourself a bath with about a cup of Epsom salts. They will make you feel much more relaxed, healthy and ready to continue with the rest of your day.

Overhaul your diet

The main thing that most of us want to do when we are detoxing is to improve our diet. Diet is the most important factor in our health so it is crucial that we make an effort to stay as healthy as we can throughout the year. If you want to make a change to your diet try cutting out cheese and bread for a few weeks? This small step can make a massive difference to your health right away even before you change anything else in your diet. The key is to make small changes every week until eating healthy becomes second nature to you.


If you want to detox your body, you will also be excited highly from a detox of the mind and soul. Meditation and yoga are two amazing ways to shut off your stresses and give time back to be present with your body. It has been proven to rescue stress and even help prevent mental illnesses in the long term. If you can practice 10 minutes of meditation every day, you will be a much happier and healthier person overall.

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