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CLEANSE AND REPEAT FOR A MORE PRODUCTIVE 2019
She suggests sticking to three
meals per day and drinking lots of
“When you’re drinking enough,
you’re supplementing the enzymes
that we have to allow for appropriate
digestion,” the doctor adds.
The American Heart Association
recommends at least 150 minutes
per week of moderate-intensity
aerobic activity or 75 minutes per
week of vigorous aerobic activity
(or a combination of both), plus at
least two days per week of muscle
Great “detoxifying exercises” include
jogging, spinning, swimming,
dancing — "anything that involves
increasing your heart rate above
your baseline,” says Dr. Grayver.
Plus, exercise releases endorphins.
And endorphins make you happy.
REST YOUR MIND
“Cube breathing,” says Dr. Grayver,
involves inhaling through the nose,
holding, and exhaling through the
mouth for a count of four with each.
Concentrate on nothing else for
that time while cube breathing (also
called box breathing or four-square
Breathe all the way in, and exhale
all the way out. It seriously works
JUICE IT UP
Detoxify through organic juicing,
suggests Craig Margulies, co-owner
with Rowan Shifrin of Organic Corner
in Massapequa and Wantagh. Organic
Corner is soon to establish the
first 100 percent organic plant-based
restaurant on Long Island early this
year, Margulies adds.
“The real benefit of a juice cleanse
is you’re putting yourself into a digestive
rest, giving your body enough
time to heal,” he says.
Having a chiropractor perform an
adjustment isn’t only for those with
“A chiropractic adjustment
supports detoxification through
the elimination of structural interference
relating to the nervous
system, allowing for efficient
flow and movement,” says Dr.
Alan Sherr, founder and director
of Northport Wellness Center in
It’s noninvasive and effective, he
STRIKE A POSE
There’s a reason people leave yoga
class in a good mood.
“All yoga postures have the potential
to promote detoxification,” says
Kristina Klimek, certified yoga therapist
and yoga instructor and owner
of Garden Yoga Therapy LLC in East
Yoga helps achieve “lightness in
the body, clarity in the mind, and
spiritual expansion,” she adds.
Including real plants in your
home can reduce stress and anxiety,
says Laura Cerrano, a certified feng
shui expert and CEO of Feng Shui
The Japanese practice of shinrin
yoku or “forest bathing” also
helps achieve calming, rejuvenating
and restorative benefits.
It’s like bringing home the feeling
of well-being discovered on a walk in
the woods or on the beach.
Remind yourself of past achievements.
Recite positive affirmations
daily. Change your perspective.
“Most things in life are really just
an inconvenience,” Holtz notes. “A
flat tire is not a tragedy.”
Explore “life-affirming activities,”
says Holtz. Learn a new language,
train for a marathon.
When you detoxify your life,
your self-esteem and your self-efficacy
increases, says Holtz. You can
effectively change your life. If you
find yourself trying these strategies
with little success, seek professional
support, he advises.
We all deserve to be happy.
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