Simple Spring Detox Part 2
Movement is vital for our well being.
Movement relaxes muscles stressed from sitting, it also elongates and tones them.
Movement also gets your muscles into better physical shape by stimulating them.
People who sit for longer periods of time are doubling their risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cardiovascular mortality.1
Walk or bike or Just Get Outside and Move
Walking and biking is free. It is also a natural way to help reduce high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and possibly coronary heart disease.
The American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report indicated that walking can lower the risk of heart-related conditions as much as running:
“Walking briskly can lower your risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes as much as running can, according to surprising findings reported in the American Heart Association journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.
Researchers analyzed 33,060 runners in the National Runners’ Health Study and 15,045 walkers in the National Walkers’ Health Study. They found that the same energy used for moderate intensity walking and vigorous intensity running resulted in similar reductions in risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and possibly coronary heart disease over the study’s six years.” 2
Getting outside and moving your body will help oxygenate your brain, get your whole system moving and help you feel better. It will also help you loose weight and better eliminate toxins. Body fat is where many toxins are stored.
It will improve your mood
Walking on the sunny day will also put you in a better mood and it will put a smile on your face. Safe exposure to sun rays will also boost your energy level. And it will raise your melatonin level, for better sleep and provide you with all the vitamin D you need.
I recently came across these incredibly invigorating exercises called 5 Tibetan Rites. I noticed the difference in my body since the first day I started doing these 5 rites.
The 5 rites are easy, fun and incredibly invigorating:) But as with any exercise routine you need to START SLOWLY. Start with 3 sets of repetitions of each exercise, instead of 21.
If your want to read more about the 5 rights, here is a good description of the program. Print Version – Five Tibetan Rites
Here is my favorite YouTube video demonstration of the 5 Rites.
You body needs movement, you know that
After you start your exercise or walk/bike routine, you will see improvement in the way you feel very quickly.
Try to spend time outside each day, it will give you many other health benefits.
Just get outside and move!
Again proceed with caution
If you are not feeling well consult with your physician.
I will be adding Part 3 of Simple spring detox next week. In the mean time if you have any comments or suggestions, please leave them below.