Spring is just around the corner and for those of you in cool-weather areas, you might be starting to get a taste of warmer weather. Just like many of us partake in Spring Cleaning, we can’t forget to take the opportunity to reboot our own health! Detoxing is a great way to kickstart a diet and rid your body of toxins that have built up from bad eating habits, a lack of exercise, illness and environmental pollutants. To give you a glimpse into my book, Weekend Detox Diet: A Step-by-Step Guide, I have blogged about the reasons you need to detox and three key detoxifying foods you can eat to start your regimen right. Now that spring is showing its colors, I wanted to give you another sneak peak of the exercise portion of my book. What does exercising have to do with detoxing? One way toxins are eliminated from the body is through sweat. However, when you are detoxing, carrying out rigorous exercise can be dangerous when you aren’t consuming many carbs. What is one of the best exercises to do while you are on your detox diet? It is a simple concept called rebounding. What is rebounding? It is jumping on a mini-trampoline! 

Rebounding is a particularly great option for two reasons. First, it’s fun! Who doesn’t have fun jumping up and down on a trampoline? Secondly, and more importantly, it’s also idea for moving lymphocytes (white blood cells) through the body to fight infections and foreign bacteria that could get you sick. 

15 to 20 minutes will dramatically improve circulation and go a long way towards allowing the lymphocytes to do their job. The lymphatic system itself does not have a pump to push the lymphocytes through the body, so without the muscular contraction from exercise, you will not get the results you are looking for. 

If you don’t have a trampoline, you can get the same effect by jumping rope. Remember, however, to keep it slow and controlled when you are on your detox-diet, so you don’t get overworked during this low-carb days. 

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