Working out while detoxing is important for helping you move out toxins quickly and efficiently so your body can heal and get healthy. Regular exercise helps enhance your body’s elimination channels and increases their effectiveness by stimulating bowel movements, increasing sweat production, and increasing circulation of lymph and blood which all works together to remove toxins and waste from your body. Exercise will keep your body strong and fit which is important for maintaining vibrant health. Exercise also releases endorphins the feel good hormones that help you relax which is great for reducing stress and anxiety.
Doing periodic detox cleanses along with eating nutrient-rich healing foods on a daily basis goes hand in hand with regular workouts. If you eat a bad diet and strictly focus on working out to burn the fat gained from poor eating habits, you will quickly release environmental toxins into your bloodstream as your body sheds the fat cells that were protecting your vital organs from these toxins. These toxins can cause some major problems if left in your body for too long. Eating clean fiber-rich and water-rich alkaline foods, staying well hydrated, along with detoxing and working out will help you quickly and efficiently get rid of these toxins before they do damage to your body.
With this in mind I asked Kodjo our resident fitness guru to design one of his signature high intensity interval training home fitness workouts to enhance our free online 5 day healing whole foods detox cleanse that will be posted next week. I recommend that you try this workout on the last two days of the detox if you are a person who exercises frequently while your body adjusts to the detox cleanse and do gentle stretching and brisk walking for the first three days. If you don’t exercise on a regular basis do gentle stretching and brisk walking during the entire detox cleanse. Once you finish the detox cleanse you can continue to use this high intensity home workout to help you stay clean and fit at the same time!
Exercising can be done at home, can be done effectively without gym equipment, and can be completed in under an hour. You just have to make sure that you know what you’re doing, and that you give it your all. Check out Kodjo’s video that shows you how to get results with this 17-minute high intensity interval workout designed for a detox cleanse in the comfort of your home.
This maximum high intensity interval circuit workout is a fantastic fat burner and will help move toxins out of your body quickly. All you need to do this interval workout is a gymboss interval timer and your body. That’s it! No fancy equipment or gym memberships required.
We wish you much success with your detox cleanse and workout!
Here’s the list of exercises:
1) HIGH KNEES (45 sec)
2) SCISSORS (45 sec)
3) BASKETBALL HOOPS (45 sec)
4) SKI ABS (45 sec)
5) SPLIT SQUATS (45 sec)
6) PLANK PUNCHES (45 sec)
7) LEG CROSS JUMPS (45 sec)
Once you complete the 7 exercises back to back, take a 30 second break and repeat the entire circuit all over again 2 more times for a total of 3 times!
High Intensity Interval Workout for a Detox Cleanse
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Kodjo Hounnake manages a health, wellness and lifestyle blog at www.Kodjoworkout.com; and recently created a easy-to-do free 4-week home workout program to help busy people get in shape in the comfort of their homes.
YOUTUBE 1: http://www.youtube.com/Kodjoworkout
YOUTUBE 2: http://www.youtube.com/Kodjofit