Sweating is a Form of Detoxification
You can also detox your body through sweating. Our skin is the largest organ in the body and plays a major role in the detox process. Sweat carries toxins out of the body, pushing them through the pores of the skin.
Some activities to consider to increase sweating include Bikram yoga (or hot yoga), infrared sauna and exercise. Exercise allows the proper flow of body fluids to occur and this, in turn, stimulates the systems and organs and aids in flushing toxins out of the body.
When engaging in activities that increase sweating, it is critical to replace the water you lose to avoid dehydration. Dehydration is a condition that occurs when the loss of body fluids (mostly water) exceeds the amount of water that is taken in.
Symptoms of dehydration in adults include dizziness, dry mouth/swollen tongue, weakness, increased thirst, palpitations (feeling the heart is pounding or jumping), confusion, sluggishness/fainting and decreased urine output or urine color that is deep yellow or amber, to name a few. Keep the body well hydrated with at least four to five quarts (16–20 cups) of alkaline water per day when involved in these activities.
Increased sweating also causes certain minerals to be excreted from your pores along with water. Some of these minerals include sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and copper. Therefore, it is also essential that you replace the minerals lost through sweating to avoid mineral deficiency. Always consult your physician before trying a new therapy or making any change to your regular health regime.
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Dawn James, Conscious Living teacher, Sound/Energy Practitioner, Green Living Advocate, musician, and author of several books on conscious living and wellness including Raise your Vibration, Transform Your Life: A Practical Guide for Attaining Better Health, Vitality and Inner Peace, How to Raise The Vibration Around You, Raise the Vibration Between Us: Forgiveness, Karma, and Freedom (available in English, French, Spanish and Hindi). Learn more at RaisetheVibration.ca.