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08-01-2006, 02:41 PM
I didn't know if I should put this in the exercise sec, or this one but I've started my 40 day juice fast but dont really have any books on fasting or anything. What type of excersize is safest to do while fasting?
08-01-2006, 08:39 PM
Rebounding on a mini trampoline is wonderful lymph stimulator. Very efficient exercise and low impact. Lots of data on it's efficacy
As far as not having any books on fasting and such, you probably should do some homework first before undertaking such a proplonged juice diet. ('fasting' with juices is not anywhere near as effective as water alone and the nutritive imbalance tends to rob more lean muscle mass than a pure fast).
Anyway, sounds like you need to study up a bit.
All the best...
08-02-2006, 12:04 AM
Personally & from I've learned so far from others, since you're on a juice fast & as long as you're getting enough calories, I think any exercise will be suitable. Anything that would help w/ detox!
I'm actually on a water fast right now(aiming for 14 days as I did before & am on day 7). Going biking on a day was a big uh-oh. I could barely breathe, & my heart was beating fast.
I don't have any personal experience on a juice fast, b/c I could barely last a day on them. :o I'm too lazy to juice & would rather chomp on the fruits. :p
My best wishes for you in what you decide to do!
08-02-2006, 12:15 AM
When in doubt, Walking is always a Great Exercise.............
08-02-2006, 01:07 AM
There are two links to sites that give great information of fasting details.
Fasting is abstaining from food to allow your body to use its energies in diverting enzymes towards detoxifying,healing,repairing etc........look at it this way, if you overuse those energies, how can your body heal??????
IT's a time of rest but that doesn't mean you cannot help facilitate the blood flow............in the sites and resources I have relied upon, yoga,comfortable brisk walk and deep breathing has been the most desireable. Bouncing is something I will do if body/blood pressure feels up to it.
Sounds like you are pretty much set on the "weightloss" aspect of fasting ---going by thenautre of your question here.
I agree with CornValley for themost part BUT disagree to great lengths regarding water fasting. I believe that juice fasting offers the body to heal (entails detox,repairrejuvenate etc) and rebuild with the nutirents supplied WHEREAS water fasting is soley dependent on it's mechanics.........VERY intense and can be intolerable b/c of lack of nutrients. BY all means, fasting is to everyone's discretion.
I would suggest reading up on fasting from at least several resources and take it one day at a time. DETOX can be incredibly abrupt and difficult..........I have done a previous 40+ day fasting in the past and it was VERY intense and mind/body altering. The changes can be scary,comforting,uplifitng,painful,freeing etc all in a few days.............be very careful and aware of waht you are doing.
Lastly, transitioning back in to FOODS is as IMPORTANT ifnot even more in my opinion.....................
08-02-2006, 03:15 AM
Generally, no exercise is limited with fasting, per se.
However, fasting is a time to divert your enzymes to cleaning. Which means that you want to clear out any undigested or unneeded junk in the body. The more junky your body is, the more energy you will need to divert to clear it out, which means the more rest you will need.
I would advise low-impact cardio exercises.
If this is your first fast, I would avoid anything strenuous on the muscles, unless you feel that you have the energy for it. Your body will go for the undigested material first, which means that if you strain your muscles, they won't be repaired until later, which will put you in a world of hurt if you happen to need those muscles now.
08-02-2006, 08:35 AM
Thanks to evryone for all your help and support, after my collage test today I'm commiting my day to lots of reserch so thanks all.
08-02-2006, 02:50 PM
I agree with CornValley for themost part BUT disagree to great lengths regarding water fasting. I believe that juice fasting offers the body to heal (entails detox,repairrejuvenate etc) and rebuild with the nutirents supplied WHEREAS water fasting is soley dependent on it's mechanics.........VERY intense and can be intolerable b/c of lack of nutrients. ;)
Nutritional efficacy in a catabolic or anabolic state are both handled with equal force by the body. Your nutritive stores are what you are always using in the present. Food is always broken down and stored in it's component parts before the liver decides what proportions are allocated for daily demands. This happens when one is feeding or fasting. Actually, it occurs quite well when fasting with water as the body has the full reign of disseminating stored nutrients within it's control. Assimilation is enhanced in the fasting state. It's tough for most to get thier head around the concept, but it happens to be true.
08-02-2006, 10:04 PM
hmmmm, I see what you are saying Cornvalley but I will have to revert back to what Cousens disucusses in his book. I Know I will end up misquoting him......when I gather the info, I'll share it and would be interested in your thoughts as well.
08-03-2006, 08:25 AM
Thanks everyone so much for the advise. I have been researching fasting a little bit, and I'd have to say agree with both Misslinda and Cornvalley in different aspects. Thing is though, I want to fast for 40 days, so I dont know if I could do it on just water right now. I work in a restaurant and I'm a full time student. Though one day in the future it is something I'd like to try. Its my third day on my juice fast and I feel really, really good!
Again thanks to everyone for the advise, and God bless.
And Pray for me please.
08-03-2006, 09:53 AM
Prayers said.... and 40 days..... well at least you will have had good company. ;)
Don't concern yourself with water only fasting right now, you're working and need to be active. Nother time, nother place perhaps you'll be able to squirrel yourself away and reap the benifits of uninterrupted rest and repose while fasting.
08-03-2006, 10:26 AM
I think one of the KEY factors that make a fast successful, is one's intension of why they are fasting. I found the info based on Cousens words and his extended definition of fasting. I love his way of expression....
Best wishes to you in your [body's] endeavors Ashley!
article by Gabriel Cousens:
AND http://www.treeoflife.nu/detox.htm "Fasting:
Fasting is formally defined as a complete abstinence from food and water, however in a larger context according to Gabriel Cousens, M.D., M.D.(H), Dip. Ayurveda, it means to abstain from that which is toxic to the mind, body and soul. We have found juice fasting to be the best, and safest, method to allow for cleansing while still maintaining energy and rejuvenation on all levels. The Tree of Life is the leading therapeutic and spiritual juice fasting center in the United States. It is founded on the experience of thousands of fasts supervised by Dr. Cousens since 1988."
"Fasting is the first principle of medicine; fast, and behold the strength of the Spirit"
08-04-2006, 07:53 AM
When ever I feel like giving up I go unto the fasting sec here and read about other people fasting and I'm so encouraged, thanks all!
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