After you spend a weekend partying perhaps a little too hard, it's important to get back on the right track so you can properly focus on work and other obligations in the coming week. Detoxifying your body is an essential component of this. Here are four ways to effectively detox after a long weekend.
Many head shops and similar retailers sell detoxifying drinks that promise to clear toxins out of your system in record time. This may be a good option if you really need to have your "system clear" for an upcoming drug test or similar challenge. Usually, you need to take the drink with a certain amount of water in order to flush your system. Sometimes, the instructions will tell you to repeat the dose a day or two later for best results.
Lots of Water
If the situation is a bit less dire, you can detoxify your body just by drinking plenty of water. As you provide them with water, your kidneys will flush the extra toxins out of your system, and you'll excrete them in your urine. The average man needs to drink about 3.7 liters of water a day to flush his body, and the average woman needs to drink about 2.7 liters. Sip the water slowly throughout the day rather than guzzling it all down at once. If you do not like the taste of water, you can add a little lemon juice to make it more appealing.
Another approach is to sweat the toxins out! Running may be the last thing you feel like doing right now, but once you get your heart pumping and your skin sweating, you will feel so much better. Sweat helps carry toxins out of the skin, so dress a bit more warmly than you normally would for a workout to encourage your body to sweat more. When you're done running, don't forget to rehydrate with plenty of water -- or else, you'll just feel lethargic again because you'll be dehydrated.
Green tea is full of antioxidants and is widely known for its detoxifying abilities. So, brew yourself a couple of cups, and sip it throughout the day. Look for high-quality green tea from China, and let it steep for at least 10 minutes to get the full effect. The nice thing about this detox treatment is that you can combine it with any other treatment on the list.