Everywhere you look this day, advertisements for the newest detox diet or colon cleanser confront you with their claims. Their claims include such things as the ability to remove the toxins build up in the body, deal with hormonal causes of belly fat, stress can be reduced through using them, and basically that they can help you achieve better overall health. Some of the cleansers and diets promote strict liquid diets, while others recommend fasting, and still other the taking of various herbal pills.
However, even though numerous studies have been completed on this topic, hard scientific evidence that such approaches really work is still hard to come by. There are even claims made by certain physicians (such as Dr. Michael Picco, a gastroenterologist working at the Mayo Clinic) that cleansers and detox diets may actually have some harmful side effects.
The human body is an incredible thing. It was created to be able to filter toxins on its own very efficiently, contrary to what you may have heard from the companies selling the products. There are ways, however, that you can ease your body’s burden, and help it along. What follows are some excellent ways you can rejuvenate your body (so it can deal with toxins, dead skin cells, belly fat, stress, and more). And the great thing is, they are all completely free.
1. Learn to breathe deeply.
Study how you typically breathe. It could be that you are breathing in short, shallow bursts, or even holding your breath for short periods of time. One way to decrease your body’s stress level is to practice rhythmic, slow breathing.
Choose a quiet time where you can rest for five minutes undisturbed. Take a slow, deep breath, watching that your stomach (and not your chest) rises as you breathe in. After 5 seconds, slowly exhale. Repeat this process for five minutes. Do this often enough and you will soon be breathing deeper unawares throughout your day as well.
This is a technique called “conscious breathing”, and it allows more oxygen to be drawn into your body. This, in turn, helps you body to carry out its tasks (including dealing with belly fat, stress, and other things) more efficiently.
2. Exfoliate to renew your skin.
Exfoliation is a simple and quick to remove dead skin, promote the growth of new skin cells, improve circulation, and give your complexion a natural glow. Although there are many exfoliate skin cleansers you can purchase, a natural skin scrub made from olive oil and brown sugar works just as well, or even a gentle soap and damp washcloth.
Your whole body can benefit from exfoliating. Using an exfoliating body wash or a long handled brush, scrub your whole body in circular motions before you bathe. You will love the way it clears your pores and gets rid of the dead skin cells. Belly fat, stress, dead skin cells, dirt, and more… all scrubbed away.
3. Sweat every day.
Even though you may find sweating unattractive, it is actually very healthy for your body, as it enables your body to release stored fluids. (Be sure to replace those fluids, however, with plenty of water.) The best way to achieve a cleansing sweat is not by visiting a sauna but by doing aerobic exercise. Sweating through aerobic exercise will not only improve your skin tone, but it will also work on your belly fat, stress level, and quality of sleep.
4. Use water and fiber to promote digestive health.
Two of the healthiest and most effective colon cleansers available are fiber and water. Fibber makes your digestive system work hard, as it is a difficult substance to break down, and this hard work keeps it in good shape.
Getting enough water is incredibly important for our bodily functions. Better skin, better joints, and better filtration of toxins are all results of being well hydrated.
It is recommended that you try to drink at least 6-8 glasses of water a day, and consume a minimum of 30 grams of fiber.
5. Practice daily stretching.
Yoga and stretching in general are beneficial to the mind and body. Besides relieving regular or belly fat stress and keeping your muscles limber, they also help keep your blood flow and circulation running smoothly.
Giving your full body (all the major muscle groups) a good stretch 2 or 3 times each week is a good amount to aim for. Remember that a good stretch should not hurt, but rather feel like a gentle tug.
These five activities will help you with naturally detoxing and cleansing your body. Try to focus as well on what toxins and “bad foods” you are giving your body to start with. Choose healthy, natural foods as much as possible, and treat your body right. It is the only one you have, after all![ad_2]