Spring is the ideal season for a gentle detox of body and mind.
As the days grow longer and Mother Nature comes back to life, the moment is ripe for letting go of winter’s indulgences and recommitting to healthy habits.
Detox and weight loss expert Dr Harry F. König says there are 3 keys to a successful cleanse for the modern achiever: exercise, relaxation and digital detox. Adopt all three for a minimum of 10 days to release toxic build-up and begin to see the positive changes that each step guarantees.
- Move your body
If your fitness routine was derailed over the winter months, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the prospect of getting back on track. The good news is that a little goes a long way. You don’t need to wake up at 6am to fit in a 2-hour run before heading to the office every morning. A mere half an hour of cardio training (walking, jogging, cycling) 3 times per week is enough to start feeling a difference in your energy levels.
- Take a bath
There are many ways to counter the stress of our fast-paced lives– some suggest yoga, others swear by meditation. Both are great to practice for long-term wellbeing, but one way to achieve instant relaxation is to simply draw a bath and drop in for a 20-30 minute soak, 1-2 times per week. Throw in a handful or two of Epsom salts and perhaps a few drops of your favourite essential oil, and let the steam vaporise any tension you are carrying.
- Read the newspaper
If we’re honest, most of us aren’t required to tune into the newsreel as often as we do. One easy way to break the scrolling habit is to pick up a newspaper every morning and read only what was deemed print-worthy. This bygone ritual allows you to set aside a designated time for catching up on the news, while reducing sleep-disrupting screen time. It also prevents unnecessary spikes in the stress hormone cortisol that can come from exposure to troubling global events throughout the day.
These are 3 very simple detoxifying ways to boost your health and wellbeing this spring. To take your spring detox further and achieve life-changing results, find out about Dr Harry König’s THE KINGS WAY 9-day medical detox programme at Oetker Collection’s Villa Stéphanie in Baden-Baden.