Movement: Going Deeper
As we learned in the Basics, movement should be sprinkled throughout our day and finding a routine that works for us is key. What about the challenges of exercise? Let's go deeper.
can't find the motivation to exercise?
I think by now most of us are familiar with the power of decluttering your home that was reignited with the work of Marie Kondo, and if not, how awesome do you feel after a deep cleaning and tidying of your home? Detoxing your home is an important step in detoxing your mind and body. Get rid of all the clutter and excess. Donate clothes you haven't worn in over a year. Put everything back in its place before you go to bed. Keep it simple, or your version of simple. Your mind and body will thank you.
feeling unusually fatigued or sore after exercise?
Cleansing is a pretty mainstream practice nowadays with the abundance of juice cleanses and meal delivery services on the market. Although I do not typically recommend juice cleanses, I do support and recommend any type of practice that provides a reset for the way we treat our bodies and minds, mainly through what we put in to it. If you decide to do a cleanse, know that a juice or broth cleanse, or eating an abundance of clean fruits, veggies, and high quality fats and proteins will actually all yield the same result when done properly. Cleansing can be done weekly, monthly, seasonally, or yearly--its entirely up to you. For help with figuring out what type of cleanse would work best with your system, genetics, health conditions, and more, make sure to consult a licensed healthcare professional that has experience in this area.
Even as we shift through every season, exercise outdoors is (typically) always possible. There is something familiar and magic when we move our bodies in nature. One of the additional benefits to exercising outdoors is the gift of fresh air. Indoor gyms and classes unfortunately harbor germs, and especially during the Fall and Winter months, avoiding illness is a major bonus. When we exercise and sweat, it boosts our immune system discouraging the proliferation of illnesses and reduces cortisol levels.
In order to help you fully integrate all of this information, please enjoy the movement bonuses for handouts on exercise routines!
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