Posted by on 5/15/2017 to Health
Knowledge on how to cleanse the lymphatic system is important as this system plays a vital role in protecting the body against infections.
The lymphatic system is a network of vessels that drains the lymph, a clear fluid that contains the white blood cells, from all body tissues into the bloodstream. Aside from protecting the body against pathogens, the system also has a role to play in the absorption of fats and fat-soluble vitamins.
Cleansing the Lymphatic System
The lymphatic system can't function optimally if it is "clogged" or filled with toxic substances. When the lymphatic system is not working well, one is more likely to complain of skin conditions, body pains, fatigue, infections, enlarged lymph nodes, and unexplained injuries.
Diet, physical activity, and certain medical conditions can affect the way the lymphatic system works. This is why making changes in these areas can help in improving the function of your lymphatic system.
Here are some ways to do it:
By making sure that your body is well-hydrated, you are helping your lymphatic system do its job of flushing toxins out from your body.
Aim to drink at least 8 to 10 glasses of water in a day.
Try rebounding exercise
Getting into regular physical activity is another way of cleansing your lymphatic system. If you've never worked out before, then you may want to start slow.
Rebounding is a good form of exercise which can also be perfect for beginners.
Rebounding refers to the act of bouncing up and down a trampoline. The movement from this exercise helps in stimulating the flow of the lymph.
Aim to do at least 5 to 15 minutes of rebounding exercise in a day.
Have a regular lymphatic draining massage
Lymphatic draining massage makes use of gentle strokes that improve the flow of the lymph and assist the body in getting rid of toxins.
These are just some of the ways on how you can cleanse your lymphatic system. Try any of them and see the difference they make.
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