4 Ways to De-Stress and Maximize Fat Loss
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Updated : 18 October, 2021
De-stressing might not seem like the biggest factor in weight loss, but the level of stress in your life can actually have a drastic impact on your fitness journey. Let’s dive into the relationship between stress and weight loss, and four ways to help balance your stress levels to maximize fat loss.
Stress and Weight Loss: How are They Related?
One of the most common detox methods is to modify your diet only to include what are considered cleansing foods. A food focused cleanse can consist of fruits and vegetables, juices, and vitamins. Ingredients like ginger, anti-inflammatory foods like nuts and even protein like salmon can increase the effects of a detox.
Ways to De-Stress and Maximize Weight Loss
Now that we know that stress actually does have a substantial impact on weight loss, let’s look at some ways to manage stress and continue to burn those calories!
Saunas are a fantastic supplement to workouts and provide a therapeutic experience for those that use saunas regularly. A 40-minute session in a sauna can burn calories that are comparable to a moderate workout. Did you know that a 50-60 minute Sauna session can burn up to 600 calories? Amazing right? Images if you did this 3 - 5 times a week?
To maximize these benefits, you could even try using a natural balm like a sweat stick. These types of balms assist you with detoxifying and boosting the metabolism, they also help to ensure you’re making the most of your sauna session.When you sweat you GREEN-LIGHT a number of positive effects–releasing endorphins which, in turn, elevates your mind and body to boost a positive being. Saunas are the best way to de-stress and burn those extra calories to ramp up your health and wellness routine.
Running is a great way to relax and de-stress for some. While it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. Many find it relaxing to put their headphones in and run a few miles or to relax. Though it does take to time build up your fitness levels with running, if you are patient you will notice positive results on your cardiovascular system within 3 - 4 weeks. Start by doing small interval session where you walk/run a few minutes on then 40 seconds off. Eventually, you will build up to a full running workout.
Yoga is a fantastic de-stressor and can be very therapeutic and even meditative for some. Introducing meditation alongside a workout really sets the mind free as well as feeling the slow burn deep in the muscles. Though Yoga isn’t for everyone, if you are new to yoga it can be hard to get into a rhythm that affects the optimization of burning calories! And overall the aim of the game is to de-stress, not get frustrated while trying to relax and work out. If this is something you resonate with, do not fret, we know the feeling. Start small and slowly build your sessions!
For those looking for a more vigorous way to de-stress, boxing is an excellent option. It’s a great way to release pent-up energy and stress. Did you know a boxing session burns even more calories than running?
This is because you are using all of your body in the workout. It’s not only a cardio session but also a bodyweight session! Again though because of its intensiveness, this may not be the best option for some to “relax”. This is an exercise that is comparable to HIIT sessions and will burn a ton of calories to maximize weight loss and blast fat. Are you ready to pop those gloves on?
Stressing and Detox?
Balancing stress levels with your fitness goals can feel difficult. However, there are plenty of options that will help you de-stress and burn calories at the same time. Finding what works for you is the first step to destress and continue to lose weight.
If you’re an individual who enjoys relaxing and soothing the soul or has some pent-up energy that needs to be released; sweating it out in a sauna will be the supreme option for you. Between the sauna, running, yoga, and even boxing there are all sorts of different methods to help de-stress and aid in your weight loss goals at the same time.
De-stressing is one of the vital tools to further your weight loss journey, this in conjunction with a nutritious diet and effective exercise is the formula to healthy consistent weight loss. If you’re interested in learning more, click the button below to take a quiz and receive our new Super Glow Detox e-book. It will take you on a detox and weight loss journey with us!
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