Day 5 - 21-day detox plan

The importance of exerciseBefore we get onto the main theme of today - exercise - I just want to remind you that your body is doing some major excavations - it may not have been this clean since you were a tiny tot. So take it easy on yourself today as you go about your working day.Make sure you are eating - and drinking - enough. Make yourself a nutritious breakfast. Millet porridge is a good one for nice slow-release energy (see Recipes).So on to the main theme of today - the importance of exercise. At this stage in the game, as we've said, it's important to be kind to the body and the mind. Having said that, gentle exercise is still a very important means of keeping the newly dislodged toxins shifting through and out of the body. It also helps shift any emotions that may have been locked in the body-mind and dislodged by the detoxification process. Which is all well and good, as they say.So some gentle stretching in the mornings, yoga, tai chi... are all good things at this point. If you work from home as I do, it's always a good idea to put on some of your favourite music from time to time and shimmy around the house. It just helps the body-mind do its thing!Of course, a gentle walk in nature, breathing the air deep into the lungs, is just as good, and will also aid the detoxification process. Ask within - your body will know what's best!And remember, if you can, to drink up to twice as much water as you would normally on a day that you exercise!Tomorrow: sleep - the vital ingredient