How Not to Fall For "The Lazy Gal's Guide to Detox":  Exercises that Help You Cleanse

How not to fall for “The Lazy Gal’s Guide to Detox”. Do exercises that help you cleanse.

Does this scenario sound familiar?

You’ve been feeling out of sorts for a while.

So you decided it was time to give your system a break and detox your body.

You thought you did everything right.

You found out about a hot, new detox diet from your friend.

You followed the regime.

You cleaned out your pantry.

You juiced.

You made smoothies.

You drank lots of water.

You even spent time in the sauna.

But don’t pat yourself on the back just yet.

You left out one important element of an effective detoxification program:

you didn’t include any exercise.

“Sorry sweetie, but you just fell for

‘The Lazy Gal’s Guide to Detoxification’ “.

The simple truth about detoxification is that a thorough detox program

needs to include exercise.

“Exercise that causes you to sweat aids

detoxification because sweat helps

remove poisons from your body.”

Exercise also promotes healthy circulation and overall fitness.

No matter what method you are using for bodily cleansing, exercise can

augment it.

Ready to get started?

Here are several excellent exercises that aid cleansing and detoxification:

Stretching

How Not to Fall For "The Lazy Gal's Guide to Detox": Exercises that Help You Cleanse

Stretching gently opens up the muscle fibers and allows
toxins to move out.

Stretching is very good for muscle health.

It helps to prevent the accumulation of lactic acid in the muscles.

Do you know that sore feeling your muscles can get the day after a workout?

That’s from lactic acid accumulation.

Stretching, simply put, gently opens up the muscle fibers and allows toxins to

move out.

Yoga & Pilates

How Not to Fall For "The Lazy Gal's Guide to Detox": Exercises that Help You Cleanse

Yoga and pilates can both help reduce stress– constant stress
can cause toxins to accumulate in the body.

More than just stretching, yoga involves specific stretches that promote

relaxation and balance.

Pilates movements help relax and rejuvenate muscles while toning them

as well.

Yoga and pilates can both help reduce stress, which is important in body

cleansing, because constant stress can cause toxins to accumulate in the

body.

Martial Arts

How Not to Fall For "The Lazy Gal's Guide to Detox":  Exercises that Help You Cleanse

Martial arts exercises include the movement of body energy.

Like yoga, martial arts include the movement of body energy as part of

the exercise program.

From slow, smooth, stretching types of martial arts like tai chi to more

active arts like taekwondo, martial arts combine meditation, discipline,

balance, and technique with the benefits of exercise.

Walking

How Not to Fall For "The Lazy Gal's Guide to Detox": Exercises that Help You Cleanse

Walking is a gentle exercise that increases heart rate
and circulation and is good for those doing a cleanse for the first time.

Walking is a basic, gentle exercise that is good for those doing a cleanse

for the first time–or those just undergoing an overall change toward a

healthier diet.

Walking works most of the major muscle groups, and increases heart rate

and circulation.

Swimming

How Not to Fall For "The Lazy Gal's Guide to Detox": Exercises that Help You Cleanse

Swim in the ocean or in a pool that uses ozone rather than chlorine to
clean the water, so your body is exposed to less harmful chemicals.

Swimming is easy on the joints, and is a wonderful way to get a full-body

workout without jarring joints or feet.

It is better to swim in a pool that uses ozone rather than chlorine to

clean the water, so your body is exposed to less harmful chemicals.

Bicycling

How Not to Fall For "The Lazy Gal's Guide to Detox": Exercises that Help You Cleanse

Biking outdoors and breathing fresh air
helps cleanse the body.

Going for a bike ride exercises more than just the legs– the core muscles

in the trunk also benefit from strengthening.

If you are outdoors (rather than on a stationary bike), breathing fresh air

helps cleanse the body.

Like swimming, bicycling is easier on the joints than walking or jogging.

Rebounding

How Not to Fall For "The Lazy Gal's Guide to Detox": Exercises that Help You Cleanse

Bouncing on a trampoline can aid cleansing and build healthy tissues.
Photo source: Stamina Rebounder

Did you know something that is so much  fun could aid cleansing and build healthy

tissues?

The secret is in the force–when your feet come down onto the trampoline, the

gravitational force that your body experiences increases.

The higher you bounce, the more force you experience when you come down.

The body responds to this increased gravitational force by building stronger

tissues and cells.

All organs and muscles can benefit from being strengthened.

Adopt a Detox Lifestyle

How Not to Fall For "The Lazy Gal's Guide to Detox": Exercises that Help You Cleanse

Adopt a detox lifestyle that incorporates regular exercise,
a healthy, whole foods diet, and reduced exposure to toxins.

Let’s face it, if you really want to detox, “The Lazy Gal’s Guide to Detoxification”

just won’t cut it.

If your goal is vibrant health, don’t just fall for the latest detox diet fad or a

temporary detox fix.

It is so much better for your overall well being to make simple lifestyle changes

that help to detoxify your body and keep it that way.

In addition to exercising regularly:

• Switch to organic, whole, fresh foods rather than conventionally

grown, processed, or prepackaged foods.

• Reduce your refined sugar intake and, when you do need a sweetener,

consider agave, maple syrup, stevia–and raw, unfiltered honey if you aren’t vegan.

• Drink plenty of water.

• If you eat do meat, reduce your consumption, switch to organic, grass-fed,

free-range meats and eat more vegan alternatives.

• Cut back on dairy products, switch to vegan substitutes and eat

only organic products.

• Use only natural, toxin-free cleaners to clean your home.

• Use only natural, toxin-free soaps, shampoos, deodorants, and

styling products.

Just Move It!

Let’s face it, in the final analysis, the lazy way just won’t work.

Regular exercise must be an key component of your detox lifestyle.

It keeps things moving in the body, and induces sweating which plays a critical

role in cleansing your body of impurities.

Whether you bounce, bike, walk, stretch, swim, kick or bike, any exercise that

causes you to sweat aids detoxification and helps to remove poisons from your body.

So what are you waiting for, get off the couch and let’s get moving!

 

What else do you do to detox your lifestyle? What types of exercise do you like to do?

Share your suggestions and experiences with us.

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