Diet, Exercise, Sleep, Sunshine

natural detoxThe most natural way to detox is by turning to nature and basic bodily necessities. There are many detox plans made available that involve unnatural substances and chemically enhanced health foods. There is no need for such nonsense. Everything you need to detox your body is provided to you by nature. Your needs to eat nourishing foods, get exercise, sleep regularly and get some sunshine are what your physical health craves more than anything.

Your approach to your diet is critical to the success of your detoxification plan. In fact, it is central to it. The things we ingest determine how toxic or how clean our systems are. Those who hydrate properly and ingest foods that are rich with vitamins, minerals and nutrients are already winning half of their detox battle. Those who ingest processed, fatty, sugary, greasy foods, as well as abuse substances such as drugs and alcohol, are raising the toxicity in their bodies.

Getting plenty of exercise that is safe and tailored to each individual body is very important to the success of a detox plan. Exercise is critical to the overall health of a person’s body because of how it manages the chemical make up and structure of our bodies. A person’s metabolism cannot be normal if they do not exercise. Athletic activity is a necessary part of our circulation and of our processing of substances and chemicals, which assists our bodies use nutrients and discard toxins. It also keeps our body fat percentage and our muscle mass in a proper ratio to one another.

Getting proper sleep is surprisingly an essential part of detoxification. None of the body’s systems will work properly when the individual is not sleeping how they should. A person’s metabolism, circadian rhythm, thyroid, GI tract and much more depend upon regular sleep to function properly. A person should sleep eight hours every night at the same times every night.

And lastly, getting sunshine is much more than just a pleasantry. Sunshine creates vitamin D, which is essential to human metabolism. It also alerts the senses that it is time to be awake getting things done, and triggers our energy reserves to keep us functioning at a high level.