Toxin production is a by-product of normal metabolism and can become even more substantial during December when you are attending festive parties, drinking alcohol, and eating larger quantities of sugar and other processed foods. Add in the lack of sleep, stress from family and work commitments, along with the gift-giving dilemma (what to get Uncle Joe?), and you have the seeds for a sick body after the holidays.
So what can you do to get back on track again?
Here are some simple steps you can follow to get your body working normally again.
1. Start going to bed again at a reasonable time. Don't stay up late. Set a timer for when you need to go to bed just like you set an alarm for when you need to wake up.
2. Drink more fresh purified water. The best water to drink is alkaline water if you have access to an alkaline water machine. Though distilled or filtered water still works great. Drink at least 1 quart for every 50 lbs of body weight.
3. Get all the sugar out of the house. Give away the junk! Get the cookies, candies, pastries, and extra foodstuffs that are not healthy out of your house. Donate it, throw it out, but get rid of it.
4. Replace the junk with fresh fruit, vegetables, whole grain foods, and lean meats. It's even good to start a one week cleanse diet eating only plant-based foods, juicing, and eating proteins from plant sources. Animal proteins tend to be hard to digest and tax your system. The basic premise of cleaning up the diet is giving the body a rest from the hard work of digestion and production of toxic by-products.
5. Start walking about 20-30 minutes daily, stretch for 10 minutes in the morning. This is a great time to use your BuffEnuff®. Use it prior to walking and stretching for 3-5 minutes covering large areas of the body. You mostly want to cover all the surfaces of the body to help your circulation. Primarily this will be helping the blood flow and the lymphatics. The lymph system is a largely interconnected pathway of streaming liquid that runs close to the surface of the skin. There is twice the number of lymph vessels as blood vessels and this important stream system helps move white blood cells called lymphocytes that aid the immune system. The lymph system also carries away waste and deposits it into the bloodstream for removal through the kidney, feces, skin, and respiratory system.
NOTE: By using the BuffEnuff® power massager even when you are consuming junk food, not exercising, and basically taking BAD CARE of yourself, you are at least helping to improve the circulation that helps your liver and kidneys clean your blood. So, regardless of whatever you don't do that you should be doing, don't forget to take time for self-care and recovery and Buff!
6. Start seeing a massage therapist or other bodyworker to enhance the massage effects of the BuffEnuff® percussion massager. In fact, using traditional massage with the BuffEnuff® handheld makes regular massage therapy even better. So if your therapist is not aware of percussion massage, turn him/her on to a BuffEnuff®. This may be a great time for you to consider becoming an affiliate.
7. Get into journaling, reading inspirational material, and maybe writing, or art. Take up a new hobby to clean out the cobwebs in your mind and lay new brain track. The human brain is extremely plastic and is constantly adapting and changing. You can learn new skills at almost any age. In fact, I began flying airplanes in my late forties, took up improv, and started international charity work all after the age of 45. Don't get stale!
8. The last thing you want to do is repair some broken relationships. Have you been avoiding having a conversation with your spouse? parents? or boy/girlfriend? Are you estranged from someone and need to reconnect? Now is the time. You don't know how many more days you have, we are all only passing through this life and it's important to be complete with people in your life.
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-Dr. Warren Bruhl, CEO Percussion Fitness
BE Fit, BE Flexible, BE Ready!