Exercise & Detox
Exercise & Detox
Everyone working in the world of health will agree that exercise is good for health. However, since we’re talking about detox, I want to take the time today to share where exercise fits in during your programme.
Although there are no scientific studies that particularly point to exercise actually detoxing the body, let’s look at what it does and how that might help with what we are trying to achieve here.
Vigorous exercise makes you sweat, and sweat is one way your body gets rid of toxins – which is also why some people love to visit the sauna during a detox. That said, science shows us that the actual amount of toxins found in sweat is minimal, but every little helps, right?
Exercise of any kind stimulates the body to do what it is meant to do. In general, exercise helps your lungs, kidneys and bowels become more efficient in naturally detoxifying the body and getting rid of things that can cause disease. There is also a well-tested theory that exercise boosts circulation, and better circulation equals better health.
So, there you have it, exercise is excellent news in general, so how will you move today?
Is exercise a pleasure or pain for you?
If you’re somebody who says, “I don’t like exercise”, ask yourself what specifically you don’t like about it? Try to come up with 5 or 6 answers.
When did you stop enjoying it? What happened?
Now, think about the impact not exercising has on you – on your health, your energy levels, your weight and so on. Write down 6 things. Note, this is just for you. Be curious. The purpose of asking yourself these questions is to get clear on where you stand and also what’s in it for you to exercise.
Think now back to how things used to be…
What kind of exercise did you enjoy in the past? Go back as far as you need to – even childhood. What did you like about it then?
We like what we are good at! If you see yourself as ‘not good at’ exercise, you won’t want to do it. If I could wave a magic wand and suddenly be excellent at something, what would it be? What is really stopping you?
Don’t forget that ‘exercise’ doesn’t have to mean a trip to the gym. Walking is excellent exercise. And what about these? They are all ways to get fit:
SWIMMING, WALKING, CIRCUITS, BADMINTON, TENNIS, NETBALL, FOOTBALL, PADDLEBOARDING, SQUASH, DANCING (ANY KIND), KICKBOXING, TRAMPOLINING, AQUA AEROBICS, PILATES, STEP CLASSES, ROLLERBLADING, ICE SKATING, CYCLING, TONING CLASS, RUNNING, YOGA, AEROBICS, TAI CHI, SELF-DEFENCE, SAILING, ROCK CLIMBING, FRISBEE, ADULT GYMNASTICS, FENCING, HULA HOOPS, HORSE RIDING, HOCKEY, BASKETBALL, CANOEING, SKIING, WATER SKIING, HIKING.
I’m sure you can think of many more!