The myth of 'detoxifying' the body

2012-12-17 14:13

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New York - The word "detoxification" is flung around the fitness community as frequently as kettle bells are swung.

"If you start talking about exercising to detoxify, there's no scientific data," said Dr Elizabeth Matzkin, chief of women's sports medicine at Harvard Medical School. "The human body is designed to get rid of what we don't need."

A healthy lifestyle - eating healthy, drinking plenty of water and exercising - is important to detoxifying because it enables our body to do what is intended to do.

Similar weeks in other cities are planned for 2013.

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