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Wednesday
Sep232009

Live an Active Raw Lifestyle and Feel Your Best

This isn’t an exercise website.  My mission is to show you how you can experience great improvements in your health simply by changing your eating habits to a clean, natural diet.  Even so, I feel it’s important for me to touch on the importance of including exercise in a healthy lifestyle.  A totally healthy body is the sum of many different components.  What we eat and drink are certainly very important parts of that, but they’re not the only ingredients. 

Our minds and bodies experience tremendous benefits from exercise.  Many of these go well beyond the visible fitness and strength advantages. 

  • The movement of your body during exercise gets your lymphatic system circulating, which helps clean out built-up toxins.  This means exercising will make your detox pass much quicker. 
  • When you get up and move your body, endorphins are released into the blood stream, improving your mood and instilling a sense of wellbeing and accomplishment.  
  • Exercise does a great job of strengthening against cravings and binges because it provides a sense of physical satisfaction — one of the main things we’re subconsciously seeking when we overeat. 

Those are just a few great reasons to get your body moving, but there are so many more. 

If this were a blog about exercise we could go on forever about this, but I know I don’t need to prod you because, after all, exercise is fun!  There are so many great activities to get into, so you’re bound to find a perfect fit.  If you have trouble motivating yourself, or you just don’t know where to start, talk to your friends.  Walking, cycling, swimming or rollerblading are great ways to get together and socialize.  Start modestly if you’re still detoxing, but once that’s passed you’ll be amazed at how much your energy level improves.  Your new, clean, raw-vegan body will have all sorts of extra energy to unleash, so take the opportunity to get up and go try something fun!

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Mike Dillman has lived a raw-vegan diet since 2004. Because he's experienced the learning curve firsthand, he wants to save you from making the same mistakes yourself. You can visit Mike's blog at Real-World-Raw.com to learn how easy it can be to make a raw-vegan diet fit your busy lifestyle. You can also download his free eBook, "The 7 Biggest Raw Mistakes", where Mike lays out the major missteps beginning raw foodists make that undermine their success and tells you how you can avoid them. To get your free eBook click here.

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