Summer is a time for indulgence: beach barbecues, yacht parties and extravagant brunches with free-flow champagne. The fun doesn’t last forever, though, and many people start to feel burnt out halfway through the season.
We’ve listed some small but effective steps that can be taken to boost your energy and spirits. By the time autumn rolls around, the weather won’t be the only thing that’s changed.
Here are our top picks to help you detox for a new and improved you:
Take up a new hobby that gets your body moving. Not a big fan of exercise? Recruit a friend to make it less taxing, or try something light and fun that’ll help you reap maximum benefits, such as free dancing.
First Light Hong Kong – a monthly morning dance session – is designed to increase levels of happiness and energise members. Alternating between dancing in a pitch-black space and on a rooftop, this low-key dance event is good for beginners and veterans alike.
For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/firstlighthongkong/about/?ref=page_internal
With Hong Kong’s Air Pollution Index constantly on the rise, give your skin the love it deserves with organic goodness. Try at-home treatments like oil cleansing and steaming, or pay a visit to an organic spa like Sparadise, which offers a selection of organic facials and body treatments, including a Deep Detox and Tone Facial, a Detox and Rejuvenate Facial and a Deep Tissue Massage.
For more information, visit: http://www.sparadise.com.hk/
De-clutter and minimise
Just like our bodies, sometimes our spaces need a good cleanse too. Clean and clutter-free spaces have many benefits for mental health, including boosting your mood and creativity levels, increasing concentration and improving your quality of sleep. De-cluttering can also encourage minimalism, which leads to less stress and more space in your life for things that matter. So take a good look at your flat and trash or donate items that you don’t need to give yourself that much-deserved mental break.
Need further inspiration? Take a look at Marie Kondo’s bestseller The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.
Juice cleanses seem to be all the hype these days but we wouldn’t be surprised if unsweetened teas take over. Antioxidant-packed teas such as green tea are filled with health-boosting benefits which aid digestion and prevent the build-up of excess fat. In the long run, it helps you shed off those extra pounds as well. But if you’re looking for quick results, try Flat Tummy Tea – an herbal detox tea that promises to help you feel less bloated and sluggish in just a few weeks.
For more information on Flat Tummy Tea, visit: https://flattummyco.com/pages/how-it-works.
Text: Sadia Lima