We all like to have fun and at Pioneer Fitness, we’re all about the healthy balance. The Aintree Races is one of the times where most of us in Liverpool like to spend the upcoming days getting pampered, and then at the races all of our healthy hard work goes out of the window – and that’s fine (every once in a while). It’s important that after you’ve had your indulgence, you jump straight back on the wagon and train HARD.
Thinking about detoxing? Here are some great reasons why a detox would be perfect if you’ve over-indulged at the races this weekend.
1. Remove toxins from the body.
Long-term exposure to toxins (environmental pollutants, cancer-causing chemicals, preservatives, pesticides, heavy metals, and industrial waste) affects our metabolism, behavior, immune system, and leads to disease
. They are stored in tissues and cells throughout the body, including the brain, often for years – yikes!
2. Enhance immune system function.
A compromised immune system makes us vulnerable to colds and flus, affecting our quality of life and productivity. Regular detoxing helps strengthen immune system functioning and fights off infection.
3. Lose weight.
Toxins affect the body’s natural ability to burn fat, leading to weight gain. Diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure are directly linked to weight issues. Detoxing rids the body of toxins stored in fat cells and increases metabolism.
4. Slow premature aging.
Detoxing rids the body of free radicals and heavy metals partially responsible for aging. Detoxing helps to increase nutrient absorption, including antioxidants
and vitamins that help fight oxidative stress.
5. Improve quality of life.
Simply put, our bodies don’t function very well when they’re loaded with toxins. We may have joint pain, headaches, digestive disorders, sleep problems, and lack of energy. Depression may be eased and memory may be improved as a result of detoxification!
6. Increase energy.
You will have more mental, physical, and emotional energy after detoxing. People tend to sleep better and need less of it.
7. Improve skin quality.
Diet and environmental toxins undeniably affect skin. Detoxing improves acne, and strengthens hair and nails, and gives us a natural, healthy glow.
8. Mental and emotional clarity.
When the body’s systems are aligned, a shift also occurs with our mental and emotional states. We can deal with more when we’re clear and grounded. We can make better decisions, analyze accurately, and see things differently.
9. Restore balance to our body’s systems.
Our digestive, nervous, and hormonal systems
were designed to work together to achieve optimum health. This is what our bodies want to do! When we overload them with toxins and unhealthy foods, these systems don’t work as well as they should and we get sick.
Detoxing brings balance back and helps our systems function properly again.