To help you keep that 2014 New Year’s resolution to be healthier and happier, Dr. Murad shares his Detox Diary; a seven-day plan to help you look and feel your best in just seven days:
Dr. Murad says: “Healthy, hydrated cells are the key to ageless skin and a healthy body.”
Try in 2014: Replacing at least one glass of water a day with one serving of raw fruits or vegetables. This way you’ll be able to stay hydrated significantly longer. Eating foods that are rich in structured water, especially raw fruits and vegetables, will not only help your body hold onto water longer, you’ll get the added boost of important antioxidants, fibre and other nutrients.
Dr. Murad says: “Make additions, rather than deletions to your lifestyle.”
Try in 2014: Even if you eat a nutritional diet, you probably won’t be getting the optimal amount of nutrition to properly strengthen your cells and improve your health. That’s where supplements come in. Invest in Murad Firm & Tone Dietary Supplements for everything you need for younger-looking skin, increased energy, better sleep patterns and faster-growing hair and nails.
Dr. Murad says: “Success comes when you try.”
Try in 2014: The secret to sticking to an exercise routine is to exercise for pleasure. You should be driven less by exercise’s health and body-sculpting rewards than by how working out makes you feel. Choose one physical activity you enjoy and do it!
Day Four: Daydream
Dr. Murad says: “Turn the rest of your life into the best of your life.”
Try in 2014: Take some time to focus on your dreams and goals. Answer these questions to help you get started:
1) What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
2) What’s the one thing you hope to accomplish in your lifetime that you haven’t yet?
3) If you had nothing to do at all today, what would you do?
4) What in life is causing you anxiety and stress?
5) What are you most proud of?
Dr. Murad says: “Reduce internet isolation – sleep better.”
Try in 2014: Sleep is when all of the systems of our body repair and regenerate themselves. Our skin detoxifies itself overnight. Using an appropriate moisturiser at night before bed is really important. When we are sleeping our body is much more able to absorb and utilise the nutrients that we provide for it – try Murad Perfecting Night Cream which combines Vitamins A and E with Green Tea Extract and Borage Seed Oil to repair and rehydrate your skin. Also, why not try starting a sleep schedule. Think back in the past month, what days did you feel the most energetic? How many hours of sleep did you get the night before? Use that average to determine how many hours of sleep your body ideally needs then aim for that amount at least five days a week.
Day Six: Be a Big Kid!
Dr. Murad says: “Allow spontaneity in your life.”
Try in 2014: Remember how exciting the first day of a new school was? Break out of your normal routine today and try something you’ve been wanting to do for a while. Don’t know where to start? Think back to your childhood. What did you enjoy doing then? Maybe it was art, acting, playing an instrument or doing puzzles. Whatever it is, give yourself permission to act like a kid again!
Dr. Murad says: “When you become the most important person to yourself, your accomplishments will amaze you.”
Try in 2014: Stress is an inevitable part of life. The key is how you handle it. Identify your stressors and do what you can to keep them at bay. Today, take a recess for some deep breathing and meditation to help you gain perspective and reclaim sanity.