Mind and Body Cleanses for Restarting a Healthier Lifestyle
By Guest Author, Danielle K. Roberts
Cleanses are popular for detoxing, relaxing and jumpstarting a healthier lifestyle overall. Many people assume that body and mind cleanses are only beneficial to people who are younger with taxing routines involving work, family, fitness and balancing it all with a social life.
However, mind and body cleanses are also quite beneficial for those with more relaxed retirement lifestyles. So, what exactly are the benefits of a body and mind cleanse after retirement? Here are some of the best benefits that every person in retirement can expect from a body and mind cleanse.
If you are lacking energy and motivation in your day-to-day activities, a cleanse is a great holistic way to increase your energy levels. The digestive system uses a lot of the body’s energy, and a cleanse gives the system a break. The workload reduction of the digestive system allows for additional energy to be available because a cleanse (such as a juice cleanse) removes potential irritants including gluten, sugar, and dairy.
A cleanse can be very beneficial for the digestive system. The body takes in and stores a lot of toxins from processed foods and other irritants that can make digestion difficult. A cleanse directly impacts the digestive system by eliminating stored toxins within the body which supports better digestion and reduces symptoms associated with a leaky gut.
A cleanse often requires strict guidelines such as not consuming alcohol and caffeine before and after treatment. This gives the nervous system a chance to rest and balance itself by keeping system disruptions out of the body. Many people notice an improvement in sleep and fall into a deeper sleep which can result in an increase in mental alertness and clarity.
Some people in retirement may experience episodes of mild depression when they leave their jobs and develop different routines. Many people who do a cleanse notice psychological benefits in addition to the physical benefits of a cleanse. A cleanse gives your body a chance to reclaim its natural equilibrium by improving blood sugar levels and resting the adrenal system.
Reduced Bloating and Weight Loss
A cleanse is not a quick fix for weight loss and shouldn’t be used for the sole purpose of losing weight. However, by giving the digestive system a break and pumping your body with a liquid diet filled with nutrients often leads to a noticeable reduction in bloat. A cleanse is a great way to detox the body of impurities that affect mood, energy levels and digestive health which often may promote weight loss.
Reduced Stress Levels
A lot of seniors still experience stress in retirement. This can be because of downsizing to make better use of their retirement savings or even dealing with potential health issues as a result of aging. No matter what’s causing the stress, mind cleanses such as meditation, journaling emotions as a form of venting and designating time away from technology can greatly improve your mindfulness and overall mental state. Cleansing the mind of negative thoughts and feelings is just as important as cleansing the body of negative substances for better physical health in retirement.
Mind and body cleanses are great for strengthening your immune system, gut health, improving skin quality, weight loss, and even a healthier mindset and mental clarity. Cleanses can be challenging for some people, so it’s important to familiarize yourself with potential health risks before starting any type of body cleanse and listen to your body if you notice alarming side effects. But overall, mind and body cleanses are very beneficial for restarting a healthier lifestyle.