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Today’s guest post is by Benjamin Moore. Benjamin is the Senior Editor for Active Beer Geek and works in software IT. He is a martial artist, runner, biker, and nutrition nut. When he’s not writing, he is practicing martial arts and enjoying life in Vacationland – Maine! Today, Benjamin writes about how you can detox after overindulging at holiday parties. According to Benjamin: “sometimes I even enjoy something malty. You can send me an email: ben@ActiveBeerGeek.com or follow me on twitter @ActiveBeerGeek“
Are you still recovering from holiday parties over the weekend? If all that walking from store to store while shopping at this time of year is not enough to burn the party calories off, maybe it’s time to do a little detoxing. Detoxification can cleanse your body of any harmful toxins and will better prepare you for any fitness that is to come. As we know, juice is not a valid way of doing any decent detox programs. If you really want to cleanse your body of all toxins, here are a few fantastic ways to do so.
Most of you don’t even know your performance is suffering from toxins in your body. You might feel great day after day snacking on junk food or ingesting other harmful things. Naturally, your body uses energy to expel naturally produced toxins, not to mention any unnaturally produced when we eat junk food. Once you put down the harmful foods and start to really fuel your body with the right nutrients, you will definitely notice a difference in fitness performance. You may even notice some pounds drop off when detoxing right.
Detoxing is pretty simple. Keep anything that may be harmful to your body out of (and away from) your body. This means any junk food and any environmental toxins. Drink water and hot tea. Both beverages have zero to very little calories in them. I typically lean toward all natural and organic tea. That way, I am steering clear of anything processed. The right type of tea can have nutritional benefits. Make sure to steer clear of any environmental toxins. This can mean smoke, alcohol, or even a bad water supply.
Exercising is certainly a must when detoxing. You cannot expect that just eating right will prevent any bad toxins. Regular exercise helps to get your digestion system back in order. A jog or small fitness routine every morning can jump start your metabolism and your digestion early. This way your body is on the right track before you even eat breakfast.
So there you have it, the concept of detoxing is not rocket science. It may take some discipline and self control, but in the end it is certainly worth it. Do you have any suggestion on a great meal or diet plan to compliment any detox goals?
Thanks for the post, Benjamin!
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