We all know that exercise is one of the best things to do when it comes to helping improve health and control weight. Although, when adopting a lifestyle that includes performing regular Cleanse Days, it’s fair to question how and what type of exercise fits in on these days.
For some, exercising on a Cleanse Day can seem like a daunting task. However, it’s not uncommon for your body to adjust to Cleanse Days over time so that you will also feel more able and willing to complete workouts.
The good news is there is plenty of flexibility when it comes to exercising. While it’s perfectly acceptable to use Cleanse Days as a rest day and forego your regular workout, it can be beneficial to incorporate some light exercise.
If you do decide Cleanse Day workouts are for you, it’s important to consider the intensity of you workout and always start slow. Because you’re consuming few calories, an intense exercise could be excessive. But any easy-level exercise should not be a problem.
In other words, Cleanse Days may not be the best day to try and run a marathon or try a new HIIT-style boot camp. But there are plenty of other easier exercise options available. If you are new to working out on a Cleanse Day, here are five gentle workouts to you can try out:
Yoga – Yoga, as an exercise that’s grounded in a philosophy of flexibility, discipline, and acceptance, goes hand in hand with performing Cleanse Days. There are several different types of yoga and yoga classes, so be sure to select one that’s suitable for your fitness level. You can even go online and stream a yoga class from your laptop. This way you can more easily manage the intensity, and take breaks when needed.
Walk – Walking is one of the easiest forms of exercise you can do on a Cleanse Day. It requires no gym membership and offers a low-impact workout. If you don’t have much time, know that even a short, brisk walk is a great way to get some exercise – and can even help curb cravings on Cleanse Days.
Bike – Go outside for a leisurely bike ride. You can easily manage the intensity of your workout making it great for a Cleanse Day. Biking is also a form of exercise that doesn’t have to feel like a workout. Bring the whole family and make it a fun outing.
Work Out At Home – A quick at-home workout is another great option. Something as simple as a few body weight exercises such as push-ups and sit-ups can be enough to keep up with your fitness goals without overdoing it.
Stretch – Many of us neglect stretching. Try designating Cleanse Days for stretching. Since you aren’t doing your usual workout, you can spend a good amount of time working on your flexibility.
Cleanse Day workouts can be a great way to relax, take your mind off eating, and mix in lower-intensity workouts. However, always remember to listen to your body, and don’t overdo it.