There is so much talk about the ways food can detoxify your body. My favorite food detoxifiers are a shot of Apple Cider Vinegar, drinking lemon water, and adding cayenne to anything I can! Beyond our food, exercise is a great way to detoxify your body after too much indulgence. Certain exercises can also be a great way to detoxify and rejuvenate after a particularly grueling workout session!
Our bodies naturally detoxify pollutants, bacteria, and other waste from our organs. We cleanse our kidneys and colon by going to the bathroom, we cleanse our skin by sweating, and we breathe in oxygen and circulate our blood to get rid of toxins in the lungs.
When we exercise we breathe deeper allowing more oxygen in to help circulate blood quicker, thereby helping the detox process. We also sweat which detoxifies the skin. Exercise helps to ignite our digestion system and “get things moving” in there, helping us to detox our liver a little faster. Another bonus to exercise is that you are drinking more water. The extra water helps detox every organ in the body.
Ready to get moving and detox? Join me and Aimee Rancer, and Shika la mode at Athleta on Fillmore in San Francisco tomorrow morning at 8:30am as we sweat, breathe, and stretch your way to feeling fabulous! I will combine Pilates, Yoga, and Barre exercises that help detox the body after a vigorous run or a week of indulgence! Class is suitable for all levels.
A great workout, great food, and a great time! See you there!