One of the best ways in which you can expel waste out of your body is to sweat. Perspiring profusely occurs naturally when you exercise.
Aside from sweating, another natural benefit of exercising is that keeps your blood flowing and improves the circulation of blood and lymph fluid throughout your body.
Inducing blood circulation is part of the cleansing because once your start to digest and absorb those beneficial nutrients as part of your healthy diet and a clean digestive system, the increased circulation will permit these all-important nutrients to flow throughout your body, feeding the many cells and encouraging the excretion of wastes through your skin through the perspiration process.
Sweating and Exercise
You may be hesitant about exercising initially because you have not done so in quite a long time. This is something I hear surprisingly often from my middle aged patients. If you are averse towards the thought of getting sore or tired because of exercise, then you may be glad to know that the “slow burn” philosophy of exercising would do just fine. This kind of exercise focuses more on the movement rather than the intensity of your workout since blood and lymph circulation is the goal.
But if your stamina permits, you can slowly add up load bearing and strength training exercises as well.
In addition to exercise, there are other ways in which you can induce perspiration such as by way of sauna therapy. Have a sauna twice weekly, and be sure to drink plenty of water because you will certainly lose plenty and may risk dehydration if you don’t drink plenty of water after your sauna.
Dry skin brushing is another aid to detoxification, and an effective way to increase your skin’s ability to bring toxins to the skin’s surface. Capillaries are tiny blood vessels that are just under the surface of your skin, and they are easily stimulated and expand naturally when the skin is stimulated.
Skin brushing is best performed before a shower or bath, and works particularly well if you have regular saunas as well.
Be sure to get a natural sea sponge or a loofah (dried gourd) and brush your whole body with it, perform long, gentle sweeping motions along your arms and legs away from your heart.
The main benefits of brushing your skin gently include an increased blood flow from inducing mild friction to the skin’s surface, as well as encouraging the flow of lymph fluid throughout your body. Skin brushing also causes exfoliation, and old skin cells will shed more easily thereby allowing the new skin underneath to more readily shed toxins, aided by the perspiration of your saunas.
See Other Posts in This Series to Learn More about an Effective Candida Cleanse
This post is part of a five-part series. See these posts to understand the whole process of cleansing:
- Cleanse- Go Green
- Exercise- Keep Your Blood Circulating
- Hydrate- Eliminate
- Eliminate- Make Sure Your Gut is Functioning Optimally