The lymph system in your body acts as a sewage system not only for all regular metabolic toxins, but also in cases of health disorders. Antigens for cleansing body fluids which contain anything from allergens to cancer cells are supplied by lymph nodes. The fluid circulating through the lymphatic system is called lymph. Remarkably, there is more lymph in your body than blood, but as opposed to blood, there is no pump for lymph.
Lymph nodes can become infected and this leads to ’swollen glands’ – a condition when your lymph nodes become like a clogged sewer line due to the fact that lymph doesn’t move out of small lymph nodes through their ducts into the kidneys and liver.
Although lymph nodes are not glands, the buildup of intoxicated lymph fluids results in all sorts of health issues, some of which quite serious.
For one thing, sedentary way of life leads to poor health. Even though you don’t stuff yourself with junk food while couching in front the TV for hours, a desk job is just as sedentary. The lack of exercise or movement of any sort does not only adversely affect the pulmonary and muscular health, but the lymph system suffers too.
Women wearing bras and/or using underarm deodorants which contain toxins such as aluminum are highly dependent on lymph fluids that have proper movement as these toxins leech into abundant lymph node areas nearby and just beneath the skin.
It’s more than apparent that anyone consuming processed food and sodas or alcohol while leading a sedentary way of life is inclined to having a compromised immune system from congested lymph fluid toxins that need to be drained and eliminated through the kidneys. Sedentary lifestyle however, can be detrimental even for those who have healthy dietary habits.
Methods for Moving Your Lymph Fluid
Stimulating lymph fluid movement enough for the kidneys and other bodily organs to purify it is easily achieved with rebounding or bouncing works. You can obtain a mini-trampoline bouncer for around 50 US dollars. It is like a mini-trampoline, about four feet in diameter.
As it’s close to the ground, all you need to do is step up and bounce up and down for about 10 to 15 minutes. You can do this indoors or outdoors.
Should you have balancing issues, you can hold onto something near so as to stabilize yourself. Plus, you don’t even have to jump high enough to clear the spring-bound mat.
What you do is increase the gravitational pull on your lymph each time you bounce. You actually get increased gravitational pulls similar to what you feel from sudden changes of car speed and direction or crazy roller coaster rides.
Any athletic activity that requires jumping and/or running is great as you are moving your lymph node fluids enough to stimulate toxin elimination. So in case you enjoy the more difficult workouts such as skipping a rope or half-court basketball, tennis and racquetball, have a go!
Rebounding is more suitable for those who are desk bound to computers or lack the time or means for more athletic activities. You simply need to locate the mini-trampoline bouncer nearby and take a rebounding break from time to time.
Many health experts are increasingly recommending walking as highly beneficial for lymph movement stimulation. Yet, this doesn’t include relaxed window shopping strolls, but brisk walks. Studies have also proved that walking helps prevent onset of Alzheimer’s or dementia.
When it comes to walking it’s vital to be in a field of nature. It’s essential that you walk outdoors in as natural a setting as possible surrounded with trees, grass, lakeside or ocean and open fresh air. Weather not permitting, mall walking is allowed then.
The walk shouldn’t take less than 20 minutes four times a week. Start out as briskly as you can, then if possible, move into power walking. Arm movement should be more extreme than usual because there are much more lymph nodes in the upper body as opposed to the legs i.e. the armpits, neck and shoulders.
As walking is a weight-bearing activity, gravity stimulates lymph to move each time you step briskly slightly bound to the ground. What the sudden stops of each step with your full weight do is generate additional gravitational pulls, helping to pull the lymph downward.
Massage is also beneficial. Still, rebounding and walking are much more affordable than daily massages. And always be careful to hydrate with purified water regularly in order to help your liver and kidneys cleanse your body of those toxic lymph fluids.