A beautiful Fall season is the right time not only to detox our mind to make it happier, but also to get in balance our body with detox and exercise shortcuts to make it healthier.
I. Fall Detox
To reach our body balance, and we call it a metabolic balance, we have to change our food and nutrition preferences, experimenting and making choices based on our bio-individuality.
As we know,processed foods contain chemically derived ingredients our bodies don't know how to read. It creates metabolic disaster-imbalance. Coupled with chronic stress and low level of exercises this blank (no nutrients) food contributes to chronic inflammation which leads to diabetes, heart disease, obesity, women's issues, etc., in other words it leads to imbalance in our body.
Toxic chemicals in the water we drink and the air we breathe also affect our metabolic imbalance and contribute to inflammation in our body which leads to illnesses.
Fall is the right time for an easy fall detox/cleanse with seasonal whole foods. We have to incorporate in our diet as many as possible seasonal, local and freshly harvested:
greens (kale, dandelion, beet greens, etc.),
vegetables (fall squashes, beets, carrots, cauliflower, onions, garlic, zucchini, pumpkin, etc)
fruits (avocado, apples, pears, kiwi, watermelon, etc.)
beans (mung beans, lentils, etc.)
nuts (walnuts, pistachios, pumpkin seeds).
They all are full of fiber and help elimination which is the most important part for any gentle detox/cleanse you can do yourself.
Don't forget to enjoy local harvest in juices and smooths to drink in the morning and as a snack.
You can always use some fruits and vegetables for homemade cleansing or rejuvenating facials (tomatoes, avocado, grapes, watermelon, apples, pears, etc.).
II. Exercise Shortcuts
We are moving towards Winter, and it means that the days are getting shorter and shorter following naturally after the many long days of light. But there is no excuse for us to exercise less because we don't have time. Why? Well, we always can find exercise shortcuts:
* park your car as far as possible;
* take stairs whenever you can;
* get up every fifteen minutes to stretch and deep breathe which helps reduce stress and detox;
* dance / move / jump / stretch in the kitchen while you preparing a meal;
* use more bending and stretching any time you clean the house, do gardening or talk on the phone (you can do the whole working out routine while text massaging).
We have to learn how to prioritize our health, our relationships, our jobs, etc., to sort them out and start a wonderful journey to wellness - journey that will help us to get back our happy mind and healthy body.
Let us be smart, patient and full of a sense of humor if we want to feel and look fabulous this fall.
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