Do you know what your lymphatic system is and how important it is to your health?
In the technical sense, the lymphatic system consists of your tonsils, bone marrow, spleen, adenoids, lymph nodes, thymus, and lymphatic vessels. It’s basically a circulatory system of its own that works with your immune system.
More understandably, the lymphatic system leads to lymph nodes that are all over your body. The circulatory system is pumped by the heart, but the lymphatic system needs your body’s movement to pump it. With this movement, your body’s lymphatic system can help keep you healthy by clearing out the toxins your lymphatic system is catching.
For this reason, it's incredibly important to keep active so that your lymphatic system can do its job of keeping you healthy. Here are ways to boost this system for your best health.
1. Moving around
Exercise is good for you, and this is the proof. It doesn’t matter how you choose to move. What matters is that you start doing something. Dance, run up and down the stairs, take a walk, go to the gym, swim, ride your bike, go to yoga, play tennis, do jumping jacks, or do anything you can think of to get exercise.
2. Breathe right
You’re breathing right now, but to take charge of your lymphatic system, you should sit quietly and practice deep diaphragmatic breathing. You simply breathe in deeply through your nose and hold it for a count of four. Then exhale from your mouth for a count of two. You can increase the time as you get better and better at it.
3. Go on the rebound
Well, the rebounder, that is. A rebounder is a small trampoline, and it's fun to jump on to get your blood pumping. Vertical movements seem to be incredibly useful for getting your lymphatic system moving. No trampoline? No problem! You can run in place, jump, do jumping jacks, bounce, or even dance.
4. Dry-brush your skin
Every morning, you should perform dry-skin brushing before you shower to release toxins that build up while you’re sleeping. Start with your feet and work your way upward. It shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes every morning to brush away the toxins from the night. Use a natural-bristled brush for the best results.
Which one of these tips are you going to start doing this week?
Today is the perfect day to start paying attention to keeping your lymphatic system healthy and working to your advantage. Start today, and you’ll start feeling better as you go about your daily life.