Imagine yourself driving your car home after getting a tuneup. It has clean oil, topped off fluids, new wipers, perfect tire pressure, and has been washed inside out. It’s like driving a brand new car on the road. The same goes with your body after getting a detox. Detoxification makes your body feel new again. It cleanses your body, reinvigorates the system, boosts your energy, and makes you feel healthy again.
Why You Should Detox Your Body?
Detoxifying once in awhile is beneficial because it eliminates the toxins that accumulate in your body. Every day, we are exposed to toxins around us. Toxins can be in the form of pollutants, chemicals, preservatives, heavy metals, and industrial wastes. We get these toxins through the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink and the substances absorbed by our skin. We also acquire toxins from our body itself such as from byproducts of stress, burning calories and poor digestion.
When you detoxify your body, it basically means you’re cleaning your blood. The impurities from the blood are removed in the liver, where toxins are processed for elimination. The body also gets rid of toxins through the kidneys, intestines, lungs, lymph and skin. But when this system is compromised, toxins aren’t properly eliminated and the cells in your body are adversely affected.
Chronic exposure to toxins affects your metabolism, behaviour and immune system, which eventually will lead to disease. These toxins are stored in tissues and cells throughout your body – often for years. Detoxification allows your body to reboot your metabolism, boost your immunity, clear the cobwebs off of your brain, improve complexion and lose weight.
5 Simple Ways to Detox Your Physical Body
Detoxifying your body isn’t as complicated as you think it is. Simple healthy measures can be helpful in eliminating toxins from your body. Here are some ways:
1. Drink Lots of Water
Water is the cornerstone of a good detoxification. Drinking plenty of water keeps your body hydrated. It helps prevent constipation and keeps your digestive system and liver functional, which is vital to eliminate the body of wastes and toxins. Without enough water flowing through your systems to carry out wastes and toxins, your body would drown in your own poisonous metabolic wastes.
2. Eat Fresh and Fiber-Rich Fruits and Vegetables
Fruits and vegetables are nutritious and contain enzymes that aid digestion. Go for those that are rich in fiber. Fiber helps eliminate toxins more quickly and regularly. Together with water, fiber pushes toxins through your colon and out of your body. At Happy Physio we have a superfood Detox Blend – it is formulated to facilitate cellular detox and provide extraordinary support to your liver – it’s like upgrading your detox from a skate board to a formula one race car.
3. Break a Sweat
Skin is the body’s largest organ. Your body eliminates excess body salts and other metabolic breakdown products through sweating. A power walk or jog might be a great option. Otherwise you may want to exercise regularly – more aerobically versus anaerobically. Exercise encourages circulation in your blood and lymph system. Not only will it make you sweat, it will also improve digestion, reduce tension, lubricate joints and strengthen your body. People who exercise correctly on a regular basis tend to have far fewer toxins in their body.
4. Do a Dry Skin Brushing
Again, your skin is the largest organ of your body. It is known to be responsible for 10-15% of total body elimination. Dry brushing your skin helps improve the appearance of your skin by eliminating dead cells and helping regenerate new skin. It also stimulates blood and lymph circulation, and improves elimination of toxins. My wife also loves using a ‘Frank’ body scrub (!!)
5. Get Plenty of Sleep
When you’re sleeping, you’re also in a state of cleansing and regeneration. Without enough sleep, the organs responsible for detoxification don’t get the full charge they need to function at optimal levels. Lack of sleep can also cause you to crave for sugary foods or carbohydrates and you’re more likely to give in to them. In addition, your body is depleted of valuable resources for healing and coping with stress. Around 7-9 hours of good quality sleep is enough for your body to regenerate and detoxify.
Like a car that needs cleaning, your body also needs detox once in awhile. Not only detoxifying your body helps maintain wellness, it also helps prevent illnesses later in life. As with any lifestyle change, a successful detox requires dedication and perseverance. Whatever your reason for going through a detox, it is important to keep the healthy routines even if you have finally achieved your goal.
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