Dr. Angela Agrios, ND
My very talented Naturopathic Doctor
She treats a wide variety of conditions
Office & phone appointments available
Los Angeles, CA (Pacific Palisades)
Regular Exercise Is Required For Good Health Interview with Dr. Angela Agrios, ND My personal naturopathic doctor. Dr. Agrios is in Los Angeles and
accepts office and phone appointments.
So let’s talk about movement and exercise. This is another one that’s really important and really hard for a lot of us. We drive a lot; we don’t walk a lot. We’re on the go a lot, so there’s just not a lot of schedule time. I’ll just say two main things about regular movement. It doesn’t even have to be…it doesn’t have to be very vigorous. A 30- to 40-minute walk a day is great. The main purposes here are that we’re improving circulation, so on a small scale, we’re helping nutrients get into ourselves and waste products get out of ourselves. We’re just doing that exchange much more effectively when we have circulation, and we’re getting more oxygen to our brains so our brains will work better, and we’re also really helping our lymphatic channels move.
Our lymphatic channels, they're like little vessels, just like our blood vessels, but they don’t have any pumps. They don’t have muscles around them. They're actually surrounded by our own muscle, and when we move our muscles, that’s how those channels move and that’s how we detoxify our bodies. It’s like, “Well, what’s the detoxification plan?” It’s just so funny the things that come into naturopathic doctors’ offices, right? Everybody wants like, the really harsh, abrasive, twice a year cleanout, and that’s great and all and we can talk about the more drastic kinds of detoxification plans, but taking a walk every day helps you detoxify.
So just remembering the basics so that we’re actually doing these as lifestyle practices because that’s actually what’s really going to keep you healthy and keep chronic disease away. The twice a year fast detoxification okay, you might be taking a little bit of a load off your body, but that’s not regular enough to keep you in good health. So just regular exercise and movement is good.