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We used to think of “detox” as a seven-day juice cleanse, but today we are getting hit with toxins from the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink. To feel our absolute best and perform at maximum capacity, we need to be thinking about detoxing and doing it on a weekly and even daily basis. So how do we do this?

Get rid of toxins that are not just in the blood…but also the organs, the brain, and even the cells. This takes time and needs to be done properly. I have teamed up with Dr. Daniel Pompa to facilitate his 90-Day Detox program that cleanses down to the cellular level. If you want more information about that, please contact me, here.

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So how does this translate into a workout?

Well, it’s good news for the people that don’t have time for a longer workout. The newest science shows that doing less can actually do more. You just have to do it correctly. I’m all about biohacks and I only exercise if it is fun for me, so this information was well received.

It will take about 20 minutes and you don’t even have to leave the house. Let’s start with Rebounding—which is actually using a mini-trampoline to get moving.

Rebounding has a list of about 100 benefits, but I will list only the ones that apply to detox here:

—Boosts lymphatic drainage
—Strengthens immune system
—Aids in digestion
—Stimulates mitochondria (creates cellular energy)

I suggest jumping for eight to 10 minutes. Simply turn on some motivating tunes and getting moving…fast, slow, high, or low. This is great to do first thing in the morning; it really starts your day off right! Or you do it when that mid-day slump kicks in.

Mini-tramps come in all sizes and prices. If you have chronic pain or injuries it might be worth investing in one of the pricier ones that has impact-absorbing springs.  But I bought this one for $36 a few years ago and it still works great.

Next is burst training. It is high intensity, short bursts of exercise paired with alternate longer rest periods. If you are traveling and/or don’t have a trampoline, just doing this will give you plenty of benefits. Burst training:

—Burns twice as many calories in half the time of long-slow duration cardio workouts and weight training
—Greatly increases metabolism by creating an adrenal, thyroid and growth hormone response that no other workout comes close to

This actually happens after the workout and continues for 36 hours after, so you don’t even have to do it every day. You are actually burning fat as you work at your computer or pick up your kids from school later in the day!

You can run/walk outside or on a treadmill, do the stairs, ride a bike…but for the sake of this article I want to use something you can do at home. Do 60 seconds of squats at a rate that gets you breathing hard (you can use weights if you have them and lift weights above your head when you stand up… and even jump if you want more cardio). The idea is to increase your heart and breath rate. Then rest for two minutes. Repeat that two-step process four times. That’s 12 minutes total.

Seems to good to be true? We don’t have to kill ourselves to be fit. This workout is way less taxing on your adrenals than any 60-minute workout and it is definitely more dynamic and interesting, too. I have found myself having more energy and burning fat while doing way less. Try it and let me know your experience.

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