The lymphatic system is an important part of the immune system and it plays a huge role in the body’s defence against disease such as the invasion of the body by germs and other micro-organisms.
Lymph Nodes or lymph glands are the filtering houses and storage areas of the system.
These are found in the armpit, groin area, neck, tonsils, spleen, with many more smaller nodes dotted all over the body. During an infection the lymph nodes may swell up and become painful, this is commonly known as ‘Swollen Glands’
Lymph is fluid similar to blood except blood is pumped around your system by your heart. Lymph depends on muscle movement such as exercise to keep it moving and to keep it filtering the waste and toxins from your body.
Lymph is our body’s natural waste collection system. As the blood flows in and out of every cell in every part of our body, the lymph works alongside it to take the waste from the blood so the blood can carry vital nutrients around. This waste is then filtered through lymph ducts and processed so it is passed out of the body. EXERCISE.. is the only way this lymph can be pumped around the body so that it can do it work.
No Exercise…No Lymph movement…No waste processing = Sluggish, tired all of the time, bloated system, sore to touch all over, poor concentration, poor motivation, cravings, headaches, breast tenderness/pain and perhaps swollen lymph nodes. The best form of exercise for movement of lymph is rebounding on a mini trampoline, power walking, skipping, jumping up and down off the bottom step of the stairs for at least 10 minutes per day…and there is an added Bonus…you don’t have to depend on a dry day to do these exercises! Just get moving, Today.
Apart from the vast health benefits of rebounding, it is fantastic fun, suitable for all ages, just do a pace that suits you. To get a real buzz out of it put on your favourite dance music…
It can be done fast or slow, gentle movements rocking back and forth on your feet from your toes to your heels are just as effective. Start by doing 1-2 minutes per day and build it up to what you are comfortable with. (That is, if you become out of breath, STOP)
Rebounding is excellent for toning, relaxing & removing toxins as it aids in the movement of lymph which helps clear your body of harmful toxins. It will lift your mood and help with the digestion of your food.
Congested Lymph nodes and Lymph system can result in allergies, loss of energy, cellulite, puffy eyes, bacterial/viral infections, Chronic Sinusitis, balance problems, fluid retention, adrenal fatigue, liver congestion etc
Kinesiology treatments can effectively help boost your lymph system if it shows up to be sluggish and you will be shown how to effectively work on lymph drainage points yourself until your system is decongested.
Tip: Buy the best mini trampoline you can afford, which will have 48 springs, to give you the best rebound effect.
Before you get off the trampoline just stand still for a few moments as the floor will seem very solid when you step off.
The proof of the pudding is in the eating, so give it a go, as with all exercise, start slowly and take care not to fall off and take any other precautions as is necessary!!!
Keep your body moving and take sufficient rest when needed.