The 10 Rules For A Healthy Body
To be well in your body and in your head, it is not so complicated. All you need is a bit of sport, a green diet and a breath of fresh air. Quick, we follow the 100% detox program worthy of Olympic athletes.
A living food
Rest assured, it’s not about eating insects and other strange plants. Live food consists of sprouted seeds, micro-algae (chlorella and spirulina), oleaginous fruits, fresh fruits and vegetables (preferably eaten raw), garlic, grass juice, ginger and lacto-fermented beverages. Why is it good for the body? These foods are rich in enzymes, minerals, vitamins and active antioxidants but low in calories. They therefore help to keep the line and beautify the complexion. An explosive cocktail for the body and the skin.
How to adopt them on a daily basis?
The dishes are seasoned with garlic and ginger and sprinkled with sprouted seeds. On the smoothie side , they turn green: we mix baby spinach and spirulina (on sale in organic stores). At aperitif time, we swap tzatziki toast for toast made with seaweed tartare. And for the most motivated, we test the herbal juice at Cojean .
A healthy menu
From time to time, it is good to put your body at rest. Whether you want to eliminate the excesses of the day before or chase away a few superfluous kilos, here is an example of a menu to follow… without too many sacrifices
Breakfast: a green tea or an infusion (cherry stem, rosemary, etc.) without sugar + a slice of wholemeal bread + a piece of fruit.
Lunch and dinner: cooked vegetables or raw vegetables with a drizzle of olive oil + lean fish (cod, pollock or sole) or meat (preferably chicken breast) with one of the two meals + a small piece of bread or a small portion of semolina + 0% yogurt.
One thalassotherapy treatment per year
RTT or holidays, we take the opportunity to book a detox cure in Thalasso. For 3 to 6 days (depending on the duration chosen), we adopt a healthy diet accompanied by relaxing treatments: massages, massages, hydromassage baths with seaweed and wraps with green tea. But also, a few aquagym sessions to let off steam. The goal? Bring new energy to your body
While all fruits are healthy, some are more detoxifying than others. Which? Apple, banana, kiwi, pineapple, cherry, lemon and blueberry. All are rich in potassium, vitamin C and fiber. Fearsome anti-oxidants therefore. And thanks to their diuretic properties, they facilitate digestion and promote the urinary elimination of toxins.
A sports activity
Yes, but not just any. Whether you want to get rid of your cellulite , improve your immune system or relieve your back pain, you choose the right sport.
Tapered legs, we all dream of it. And it is not impossible thanks to this discipline. When you pedal in the water, the silhouette is refined and the thighs are muscled. All without pain and without risk to the joints. The movement of the water massages the legs and thus effectively combats the water retention responsible for cellulite. Without suffering too much, we get a nice silhouette. And casually, a session is 300 to 500 kcal eliminated.
Jogging, to stimulate our immune system:
To keep in shape, running remains the easiest way. We put on our sneakers 3 times a week and we run 30 to 45 minutes according to each person’s possibilities. As a result, loss of fat mass, improvement of blood circulation and stimulation of the immune system. Jogging also maintains healthy cholesterol levels. Ideal for staying healthy.
Swimming, good for the back:
Beneficial for the whole body, swimming works both lower and upper limbs. Immersion in water removes 80% of our weight, thus relieving back pain. Also effective against circulation disorders, this discipline is ideal for those with heavy legs. The movement of water performs a lymphatic massage on the legs. In summer, we take advantage of the sea baths to perform a daily swimming session.
To purify your body, it is better to have some tips at hand.
After the sport, shower illico:
After a good workout, head straight to the shower. Without waiting. Why ? The perspiration that we evacuate during physical exercise is full of toxins. It is therefore necessary to unclog the pores as quickly as possible at the risk of seeing nasty acne pimples appear.
Tobacco, to be avoided:
It is well known that tobacco is bad for your health. And there’s no point in adopting a detox lifestyle if you can’t do without it. No need to list all its misdeeds, but remember that a cigarette is more than 40 carcinogenic substances. A good reason to stop, right? If you can’t do it alone, you call a doctor or a tobacco specialist.
Rice on the plate:
It’s not just fruits that have detox properties, rice too. Rich in potassium, it stimulates the expulsion of toxins while giving a feeling of satiety. But if you’re not a great sportswoman, you don’t abuse it.
Herbal tea to purify:
In addition to green tea, we tested infusions based on birch and orthosiphon which promote the elimination of toxins. The first, excellent against water retention, is diuretic and disinfiltrating. As for the second, it drains the body and helps lower cholesterol levels. They are used in addition to each other for optimal efficiency.
Cleanse the skin
Subject to stress and pollution, the skin also needs to be purified. Here are some treatments to adopt.
A magnesium sulphate bath:
Magnesium salt, also called Epsom salt has many virtues. Poured into a hot bath, it warms the body and thus eliminates toxins through perspiration. Like in the sauna. It is also a complement to anti-cellulite treatments . It can be used as a scrub to rid the body of dead cells.
An anti-pollution cream for the face:
The skin is helped to defend itself against the harmful effects of pollution with a green tea and/or vitamin E cream. These antioxidant substances fight against free radicals and maintain the purity of the skin. We opt for Hydra-Detox cream from Biotherm or Multi-Active Day from Clarins.
This form of massage reboosts the white blood cells responsible for absorbing dead cells and toxins. Often practiced by a physiotherapist, it takes about ten sessions to obtain a boost effect. Around €43 per session.
Drive away the stress
Burden of daily life, it is often difficult to escape stress. When you get home after work, you set aside a few minutes just for yourself. And we give ourselves a self-massage of the face . For example, the smoothing of the eyebrows: the eyebrows are gently pinched over the entire length by grasping them between the thumb and the index finger. Then smooth them with your fingertips. The top of the face is relaxed and the eyes relieved. To soothe anxiety, apply a few drops of chamomile essential oils to the solar plexus (area between the sternum and the navel), the arch of the foot and the inside of the wrists. Finally, disconnect your mailbox and pick up a good book.
Improve the quality of your sleep
Before going to bed, take a few minutes to… breathe. We follow the advice of Chico Shigeta, Japanese designer and masseuse. Lying on the bed, place one hand on your chest and the other on your stomach. We exhale air through our mouth. Once the lungs have been emptied, wait 5 seconds and release the tension in the stomach by inhaling the air naturally. For 30 seconds we resume normal breathing and repeat the exercise. To be done for 3 minutes. Result: you feel soothed and relaxed, ready to sleep.
To take some fresh air
Of course, urban air is not the best for the body. As soon as the opportunity arises, we take off. Indeed, the air by the sea is rich in negative ions. These molecules relieve the feeling of fatigue, migraines and are natural anti-depressants. Sea air is also rich in iodine. This trace element is essential for the proper functioning of the thyroid gland. And good news, it naturally promotes weight loss. We breathe.