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Holiday Recovery Tips!

4 Jul

Ah yes, the summer holidays.   A time for fun and festivities, friends and family, and for a lot of us, a bit of over indulgence.  From salty snacks and sugary treats to adult beverages and too much sun, holidays can wreak havoc on our bodies.  Here are some quick tips to help you get back on your feet and ready to tackle the week ahead!

  1.  GET SLEEP!
    A good night of sleep after a long day of indulging is crucial to a speedy recovery. Among many other benefits, getting a good night of sleep has been shown to help maintain a healthy weight, lower stress levels, put you in a better mood, and increase immunity.  (www.webmd.com)
    It’s an absolute must to replenish your body’s water levels throughout the day and at the end of the day.  Water benefits your body in a variety of ways including promoting cardiovascular health, helping your joints and muscles work better, and most importantly in this case – cleansing toxins from your body. (www.onemedical.com)
    Fat-soluble toxins must be detoxified before they can pass through and out of the system. Much of this process takes place in the liver, which metabolizes these toxins to turn them water-soluble. There are many vitamins and antioxidants that can aid in this process including A, C, E, K, B1, B6, beta carotene and biotinGreat sources of these are vitamins are nuts, whole grains, yogurt, bananas, citrus fruits and dark leafy veggies. (www.livestrong.com)
    Okay, so you’ve gotten a good night of sleep, you’ve properly hydrated, you’ve enjoyed a delicious, vitamin rich smoothie – now what?  Get to the Studio, of course!  A solid workout can counteract some of those tell-tale symptoms of an “overly festive” occasion.  Moving your body and getting some exercise, even when you don’t necessarily feel like exercising, can help stimulate the release of endorphins again, resulting in a better mood and a better state of mind as you recover.  Look for lower-intensity methods of exercise that can help restore your mood and energy without making you feel sick – a pilates class would surely do the trick! (www.livestrong.com)

Have a great week and remember:  Be the best version of you that you can be! 

~Dayna Ganiko
PX Studio