During any detox program, the body’s major organs work very hard. It is common to experience dehydration, fatigue and mild to severe headaches. Although the body may be under greater physical stress, it is important to do restorative exercise such as gentle yoga or stretching or even take a short, brisk walk on the beach.
As we know, detox is simply the body’s way of ridding itself of excess toxins and waste. It is a great way to fine tune your organs and kickstart your health. With a detox, you will feel less sluggish and more energized.
Why exercise during a detox?
Exercise helps the body’s detoxification process. The increased movement stimulates the body. It helps to flush out the lungs as well as helps food pass through the gut quicker. When this happens, sweat glands are more open which also allows for perspiration to cleanse the skin.
Exercising also promotes better circulation of the blood and lymph, a clear fluid that flows through our bodies which contains white blood cells, which allows organs of the body such as the liver and lymph nodes to cleanse bodily fluids. Exercise also enhances the function of the kidneys when you drink water. Therefore, it is extremely important to drink sufficient water before, during and after your exercise routine. Water helps detox the body more efficiently because the liquid helps kidneys to filter toxins more easily. Plus, as you exercise, if you are drinking water, you will sweat more.
Digestion is also vastly improved with exercise. It’s important to keep the digestive system healthy, as a healthy digestive system decreases indigestion, constipation and gas which makes for more regular bowel movements and easier removal of toxins in this manner.
Tips for exercising during a detox
Are you ready to get moving? Honestly, that is all that you have to do. Make the commitment to exercise during your detox as it will help you focus and take your attention away from hunger pains or the craving for food. During a detox, you should aim to exercise daily for at least 30 minutes, however, if you feel that you can do some kind of physical activity for an hour, that is also wonderful.
Make sure to do exercise that targets your body’s core during a detox because that is where the vital organs such as the colon, kidneys and liver are located. Exercise that stimulates the core, such as yoga or sit-ups, stimulates those organs and helps push waste through the small and large intestines more quickly.
A quick recap of tips for exercising during a detox includes:
- Stay hydrated by drinking sufficient amounts of water
- Exercising at a steady pace – listen to your body and what it can and cannot do during a detox
- Target the body’s core to help stimulate the vital organs and accelerate the detoxification process
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