Whether you're participating in the Annual KW Cleanse or you're looking to optimize your health all year round, getting your sweat on is essential to support your body's inherent need to cleanse and eliminate toxins.
Skin is the body's largest elimination organ. It plays a very important role in the elimination of toxins from the body. Some toxins can only be released through sweat and sweating is especially beneficial for the release of heavy metals such as mercury.
Enjoy the many benefits of a good sweat:
- Eliminates toxic from the body
- Boosts endorphins
- Prevents colds and the flu
- Pain relief and treatment for arthritis
- Weight loss
- Lowers blood pressure
- Purifies skin
- Stress reduction
- Temperature tolerances (it's actually great to sweat during the summers to help you handle the ambient temperature better)
Boost Your Health with Sweat
Wondering how you can get your sweat on? There are a few different ways you can go about this, for example: infrared saunas, hot yoga, and fitness training.
Why infrared saunas?
Infrared saunas have been shown to have even greater health benefits than conventional saunas because of infrared's ability to stimulate a greater effect on circulation and the sweat response so you are able to sweat out even more toxins.
In the KW community, Moksha Yoga Waterloo powers its hot yoga rooms with infrared heat! This yoga practice activates your sweat as well as supporting resistance exercise and stretching. All wonderfully beneficial to optimal health!
What if you don't have access to a sauna?
No sweat, you just have to go back to good old exercise! Sweating is so important for good health. If you don't have a sauna, then do other activities which you enjoy and help you to get your sweat on - like dancing, resistance training, or cycling.
Remember to monitor your hydration levels!
In addition to your daily water needs (approx 2L/day), when you're working up a good sweat aim to consume an extra 220 ml of water for every 15 minutes of sweating!