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Ever wanted to go on a detox holiday but wondered how you would survive without your morning dose of coffee? To help you get through the initial fears, gain the greatest benefit from the detoxification and truly purify the body, we have come up with our top tips for surviving a detox.
Stress, inactivity, poor diet and the daily strain of modern life all cause a build-up of toxins. A great way of re-energising the body and mind is to go on a detox holiday. The aim of the holiday is to free the body of these toxins and release a new and reinvigorated body; however, getting the most out of it takes some significant determination and commitment.
The length and severity of the cleansing completely depends on the person and their current health. However in any case, changes to diet and the amount of physical training will almost always happen. The level of exercise is always a contentious factor on detox holidays; whether to go all out, and burn out, or whether to relax and let your body take its course. Well, not surprisingly, it's all about moderation. A good amount of working out is crucial to getting the body pumping blood around and kick-starting the purifying process in the morning. However, too much and you could get run down, with the cleansing process having a negative effect and specifically weakening your immune system. Doing more exercise which may not normally be part of your routine, for example, is a common way of accelerating the detox as it gets the blood pumping around your system. Furthermore, it helps to clear your mind and releases endorphins which boost your mood. Fitness holidays with detoxing complement each other very well but depending on the individual and the specific detox programme chosen, will determine how much exercise is needed. Holistic exercise arts, such as yoga, have postures to help de-clutter the mind and cleanse the internal organs, whilst also giving you a great core workout. These are all perfect for detox breaks.
To summarise, here are our top 5 tips for surviving a detox:
Always keep in mind the benefits that detoxing will have. This will enable you to have specific personal end goals; such as self-discovery, enhancing the body's ability to deal with toxins and re-energising. The best things to take out of surviving the detox are new and improved personal habits that you have taken on throughout the process. These could be nutritional, physical or mental, nonetheless are all worthwhile to keep within your lifestyle.
After hearing about the benefits of detoxing, you may well want to embark upon your own detox holiday, and we can help you find the right one. Detox holidays are also known as healthy solo holidays, because not only do you have reduced or no single supplements in some places, you also meet like-minded single travellers who are there to detox themselves and share the same experience as you.
The outstanding macrobiotic spa week at SHA Wellness Clinic in Spain is an ideal place to pick up healthy habits to bring home, through taking part in a wide variety of natural healing therapies. Numerous consultations both before and after the detox give the confidence to immerse yourself in the experience, whilst giving you the time to relax and take in the stunning views of the sea and lush vegetation from the resort.
If you were thinking about somewhere a little further from home and a little more exotic, Absolute Sanctuary in Thailand could be the perfect healthy holiday. The signature detox programme is tailored to each individual and involves daily holistic activities, such as the renowned pranayama and meditation classes, allowing you to take in the glorious scenery from the top of a hill on the beautiful island of Koh Samui. Alternatively Grand Park in Austria has a detox programme designed to boost your immune system and support you on every level, from nutritional guidance to fitness routines and a calorie-controlled well-balanced diet.
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