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Tips on exercising while on a cleanse.

January 23rd, 2012 No Comments

While I’m cleansing, my energy level is noticably lower and my muscles are weaker.  But I don’t give up exercise altogether during the detox.

The key is to listen to your body and don’t push yourself too hard.  Also, you need to nourish yourself appropriately.

Here’s what I do to make sure I can exercise without expending all of my energy:

  • Limit all exercise to 1 hour.
  • Decrease weight and resistance in all activities.
  • Incorporate yoga.  The breathing, stretching, and compression will help with the detox.
  • Nourish yourself before a workout with fresh coconut water (not from the carton) for the electrolytes.
  • Nourish yourself after the workout with half of the  protein drink in your cleanse (usually cashew milk or a smoothie of some sort).  Drink the rest at its designated time slot.
  • Schedule a mid-day cat nap if possible.
  • Plan to be in bed earlier than usual.

(Btw, this pic is one of a series I’m putting together for you on “Angles and Reps” as a means to tone.  Stay tuned!)

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