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Detox Tips 1 of 4….Where should I begin? The Skin. Do you want healthy glowing skin?

The skin is the biggest organ in the human body. It is some times called the Third kidney. The body should eliminate about two pounds of waste a day through our liver, kidney’s, skin,bowls and lungs.

Sweating is a great way to help your other elimination organs stay healthy.

We are going to talk about how the steam room(120 Degrees wet heat) or sauna (160-190 Degrees dry heat) can help detox your body.

When you go into a sauna or steam room your body goes into what they call Hyperthermia or artificially induced fever. Which means your body temp rises above 98.96 deg F. People have used steam baths for thousands of years in many cultures.

What are the benefits of steam room/sauna sessions?

  1. The biggest benefit is that it helps purge toxins through your sweat. Your body has about 2-3 million sweat glands and during a steam room/ sauna session you can get rid about one-fourth of your toxins.
  2. Rejuvenating the skin with  heat really helps to bring blood flow to the smallest capillaries (lymphatic) ; 70 percent of these are superficial capillaries located near, or just under, the skin. Getting blood flow to these capillaries gets oxygen and nutrients to help keep your skin cells healthy and give your skin a healthy glow.
  3. Boosting your immune system by inducing an artificial fever. Fever triggers the body to release white blood cells, antibodies and a protein called interferon. The white blood cells, which are produced in the bone marrow, help to defend the body against infectious diseases and foreign materials. Antibodies are proteins which help protect against disease-causing micro-organisms and interferon is any group of proteins produced by cells in the body in response to an attack by a virus.
  4. Steam helps with your respiratory system by releasing mucous and reliving inflammation. Steam creates a natural expectorant for your body and so helping with asthma and allergys.
  5. The heat allows your body to relax muscles which helps with stress. Also if you have arthritis is seems to help.
How long should you steam or sauna for?
Good question I would start with 5-15 minutes a couple of times a week.
How much water should I drink before?
I would drink 1/2- 1 gallon of water before your session. Also our bodies can lose about a 1/4 teaspoon of salt per quart of sweat. so you can make  a sports drink to help dehydrate
  • 1 quart good quality water
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or fresh sugar cane juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon natural salt (I like “The Original” Himalayan Crystal Salt)
  • Juice of one lemon, or more to taste
Also make sure to get clearance from your M.D. before you start your new health ritual.
Well with all of the health benefits of the steam room / sauna how could you not put this ritual in to your weekly regimen.
Don’t for get that exercise is another great way to get sweating too!! If you need an exercise plan contact me I can help.
Thank you for your time and energy….Be well
Jaime Hernandez
Health and Exercise Prescriptions Inc.
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168 Hours in one week.Can you afford NOT to invest 6%(9hours) of your time per week to change your life?

Setting up a daily ritual for health and fitness will help you stay on track. Out of the 168 hours per week 6% of time invested can change your life.

Establishing new habits is some times a daunting task but, if you take the time to put your health and fitness goals into your schedule just like brushing your teeth and taking a shower it will make it easier to be consistent with your new habit.

It general takes a few months to get into the groove of your new regimen. Make sure to set up your schedule; so that your exercise is done when it is least likely to conflict with other priority’s in your life.

I like to do most of my exercise in the morning or before afternoon. I know my self well enough to know that if I do not get it done by the end of my work day I generally find my self tired and less likely to follow through with my exercise commitment.

Here is an example of my weekly workoutschedule .

If you would like an exact plan to reach your goals contact me. We design programs that cover Cardio, weight training, core, stretching, nutrition specific to your goals.

Thank you for your time and energy…Be well

Jaime Hernandez

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