By Hanna Kim- June 28, 2018
Independence Day falls on a Wednesday this year, meaning many Americans get a much deserved break to celebrate the birth of the nation. Many of us enjoy celebrating and may not notice what we’re over-eating and over-drinking with friends and family, and may leave our bodies much to recover from over the following days. Having to go back to work the day after an indulgent holiday is not necessarily the most pleasant.
Here are some tips on how to get back to work feeling refreshed:
Scarf Down the Nourishing Benefits of Watermelon
Instead of reaching for another hotdog or hamburger, grab a fresh slice of watermelon! Watermelon is a delicious summer crop that, in fact, grows well locally in the Arkansas Valley region of Colorado. Filling up on fresh fruit like watermelon helps hydrate your body, unlike the salty processed foods you might otherwise eat at a barbeque.
Try drizzling some one-inch thick pieces of watermelon with olive oil and salt and letting them grill for two minutes on each side. If you want to get a little fancier, top the watermelon “steaks” with balsamic and feta for a savory-sweet treat.
Filling up on fresh fruit like watermelon helps hydrate your body, unlike the salty processed foods you might otherwise eat at a barbeque.
Continue to hydrate over the next day by drinking plenty of water and getting the electrolytes and potassium you need to combat any dehydration from the dry heat, sun, and alcohol.
Use Your Day Off to Catch Up on Exercise
Exercise is highly beneficial to helping detox your body. Summer in Colorado is the best time to get outdoors for heart-pumping activities like hiking, trail running, mountain biking to get your cardiovascular system up and running.
Cardio exercises increases the rate of fresh oxygen and nutrients circulating
Cardio exercises increases the rate of fresh oxygen and nutrients circulating through your body, and helps keep your digestive system work properly.
One type of exercise you may want to try out on your day off is yoga with a twist.
There are a variety of twisting poses in yoga which may help detoxify your organs. Twists help with circulation and digestion by compressing and flushing bodily fluids. Moreover, these poses help stretch and strengthen the spine and also helps keeo vertebral discos and ligaments flexible.
Relax and Detox with Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Whether you decide to spend the day partying it up or getting your heart rate going, massage can help you feel your best afterwards. Both locals and visitors love how rejuvenated they feel after a session with one of our seasoned massage therapists. Massage treatments can be specialized to suit your needs, whether you are looking for a relaxing Swedish Massage or an invigorating deep tissue massage.
About The Author
Hanna Kim has been practicing massage therapy at LoDo Massage Studio since 2016. She ventured into the world of complementary healthcare through massage, after studying Advertising and Intercultural Communications in college. She enjoys combining her passions for writing and wellness, and loves sharing what she learns with others.