We all know of the importance of physical movement and health. Physical activity strengthens muscles which improves stability, balance, and coordination. Moderate exercise regulates hormonal activity, oxygenates the body, and detoxes waste that accumulates over time. Today’s blog is going to focus on the physical benefit of how movement plays a major role in detoxing, while also recapping the mental and emotional benefits we have discussed in the past.
Mental and Emotional Benefits of Movement:
-releases endorphins & helps relieve stress
-breaks the monotony of everyday challenges & responsibilities
-helps emotions move through the body instead of collecting and causing sickness
-provides an outlet for self-expression
-strengthens the connection between soul & body
So how exactly does movement help with detoxing? Physical activity increases circulation which helps rid the body of toxins by way of lymph fluid and blood, which are filtered by the lymph nodes and kidneys. Toxins filtered out by the lymph nodes are then redeposited in the bloodstream and eliminated by the kidneys and/or the liver. Physical activity is not only key in increasing circulation and maintaining liver and kidney health, but also in helping the body expel carbon dioxide (a toxic byproduct of energy metabolism) through the lungs. So the more you move, the more an exchange of gases occur where extra oxygen is pulled in and carbon dioxide is expelled out.
Physical movement is not always a high impact workout. Doing just 20 minutes of brisk walking every day plays a pivotal role in detoxing your lymphatic system. Adding movement/exercise to your juicing routine, coupled with an intentional diet, will greatly increase the healing process towards your healthy lifestyle goal. Get moving!