A good detox can help organs work more effectively, bolster your immune system and boost energy levels.
Spring has arrived a little early here in Southern California. As I’m writing this, it’s sunny and 80 degrees outside. It’s hard to imagine that just a few short weeks ago we were celebrating the holidays, overindulging in rich food and drink. For many of us, holiday parties took precedence over hitting the gym and, if you were one of the unlucky ones, you were hit hard with the flu.
Whatever the reason, by early spring, relatively few of us are feeling our absolute best. Undertaking a detox now can change all that. The body has its own detox methods — the liver, sweat and urine are all ways the body rids itself of toxins — but sometimes your organs work too hard and need a break. A good detox can help them work more effectively, while also bolstering your immune system, boosting energy levels, and leaving you clear-headed. In our “21-Day Spring Detox” on p. 40, you’ll read about safe and easy steps you can take to flush all the garbage out of your body, leaving you feeling energized and healthy. It’s like a fresh start for your body — and your mind.
Spring is also allergy season. Time for congestion, headaches, itchy eyes, and sneezing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 50 million Americans suffer from allergies each year. If you’re one of those millions prone to seasonal allergies, we’ve got you covered. Instead of turning to over-the-counter medications, the “Allergy Survival Kit” on p. 46 shares seven natural remedies that will help ease your symptoms and provide relief. After all, now that the weather is getting warmer, the last place you want to be is inside. On p. 58, we give you nine reasons to take your training out of the packed, germy gym and into the great outdoors. Plus, we share a zero-equipment bodyweight workout that will help you burn fat and build muscle.
We hope you have a healthy and active spring!