How to Maintain a Strong Lymphatic System

 

How to Maintain a Strong Lymphatic System

Ignoring the health of your lymphatic system means your immunity is going to suffer, and you’re more likely to deal with common illnesses and even long-term health problems. Here are five ways to boost your immune system and, moreover, support a healthy lymphatic system:

 

 

  • Reduce Inflammation and Improve Circulation

Eating a healthy diet, exercising, not smoking, getting enough sleep and reducing stress are all critical for lowering oxidative stress and halting the body’s natural detoxification processes. The circulatory system and lymphatic system rely on one another.

While blood circulates around the body via blood vessels, some fluid naturally leaks out and makes its way into tissue. This is a normal process that brings nutrients, water and proteins to cells. The fluid also gathers cells’ waste products, like bacteria or even dead or damaged cells like cancer cells.

Tissues located around the body can become inflamed and painful when circulation slows and inflammation builds. A healthy lymphatic system nourishes muscle, joint and other tissue because lymph vessels have tiny openings that let gases, water and nutrients pass through to surrounding cells (called interstitial fluid).

To keep circulation pumping and the lymphatic system functioning optimally, it’s important to load up on all the essential nutrients, like vitamins, minerals, electrolytes and antioxidants, you need.

  • Follow an Anti-Inflammatory Diet

The more nutrient-dense your diet, and the less chemicals entering your body, the better your lymphatic system can work. Some of the key high-antioxidant foods to focus on include:

  • green leafy vegetables
  • cruciferous veggies (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, etc.)
  • berries
  • omega-3 foods like salmon and wild seafood
  • nuts and seeds (chia, flax, hemp, pumpkin, etc.)
  • unrefined oils like extra virgin olive oil and coconut oil
  • herbs and spices (ginger, turmeric, garlic, for example)

 

  • Exercise

The lymphatic system works best when you move your body, which helps keep fluids circulating and nutrients reaching your cells. There’s a reason why being stagnant causes you to feel more achy, stiff and prone to becoming sick.

Any type of regular exercise and movement (such as simply walking more) is good for keeping lymph fluid flowing, but some exercise seems to be particularly beneficial like “rebounding.“

Just five to 10 minutes of jumping daily can really get your heart rate up and help keep your lymphatic system running smoothly.

  • Massage Therapy with Foam Rolling

Foam rolling and massage therapy are both usual for preventing swelling, pain and fluid buildup with tissue. Foam rolling, also called self-myofascial release, is a type of self-massage that many people do before or after exercising. Its purpose is to help tissue repair more easily and break up muscle and tissue adhesion that can cause tightness and injuries. Foam rolling also increases blood flow to your muscles and is used to help with quicker recovery and better performance.

“Lymphatic drainage massage” is a type of specialized massage therapy that helps cells release toxins and breaks up lymph congestion. Studies have found it’s beneficial for lowering pain intensity, pain pressure and pain threshold. Massages can activate the lymphatic system and help flush excess fluid from within tissues.

You can even massage yourself to help reduce pain in swollen lymph nodes, muscles or joints.

  • Infrared Sauna Treatment

Never heard of infrared saunas? This simple treatment is one of the best ways to naturally detox the body and support an overall healthy immune system. Infrared sauna therapy works by increasing sweat production so more toxins are removed from tissue. It can also improve blood flood and help with tissue healing, which is critical for lymphatic health.

Studies show that regular infrared sauna treatments can improve the quality of life for people living with chronic pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression and congestive heart failure. People who use sauna therapy love it because it’s relaxing, healing, cost-effective, can be done within your own home and really works. Infrared saunas use heat lamps that generate infrared light waves, which make their way into tissues and promote cell regeneration along with sweating.

  • Use Supplements that Support Your Lymphatic System

 

 Omega-3 fish oils and turmeric are also beneficial for improving blood flow and lowering inflammation. Supplements that can further help lymphatic drainage and detoxification include burdock root, digestive enzymes, activated charcoal and milk thistle.

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Top 5 Benefits of Rebounding

Top 5 Benefits of Rebounding

There are several body, mind, and health benefits of rebounding. One of the most obvious reasons to take up rebounding is that it only requires a small amount of your time for a large impact on your health. Studies have shown just working out 10 minutes on a mini-trampoline is like running for 30 minutes. But what is the trampoline doing for you that is just so good? Here are the top 5 benefits of rebounding that will make you want to jump up and start re-thinking the way you work out!

  • Weight Loss                                read more
  • Cardio                                              read more
  • Lymphatic System                 read more
  • Balance & Mental Health  read more
  • Keep Your Body Young       read more

Cellulite And Lymphatic System

Eliminate Cellulite And Stimulate Your Lymphatic System

Ever noticed that slim people also get cellulite? Cellulite is not just an accumulation of fat cells, it’s a combination of wastes, toxins and fat that had accumulated below the skin due to poor circulation especially of the Lymphatic system which runs just below the surface area of the skin. The good news is that by stimulating the circulation and removing excess wastes from the Lymph fluid the appearance of cellulite can be dramatically improved within a couple of weeks resulting in a stronger immune system.

Bouncing on a mini trampoline for at least 15 minutes per day will help to stimulate the drainage systems of your Lymphatic system resulting in smoother skin.

The Lymph fluid flows in one direction under the surface of the skin from the hands and feet through the main filters (lymph nodes) upward to the base of the neck where the subclavian veins release it back into circulation as plasma in the blood.

It is estimated that about 2-3 liters of Lymph fluid move through the Lymphatic system everyday and there are about 600-700 Lymph nodes that work by releasing Lymphocytes to destroy harmful toxins and to purify and filter the Lymph fluid. The Lymph nodes may be as small as a pin, others as large as an olive and are primarily located in the neck, under the armpits, in the abdomen and around the hips and upper portion of the legs. The Lymph fluid is a crucial part of our immune system and it is essential that is able to do its job as efficiently as possible for us to maintain good health and vitality.

By stimulating our Lymphatic system and circulation and preventing a buildup of wastes and toxins, we can actually reduce the bumpy look of cellulite that often appears under the surface of the skin.

Weight Loss

Rebounding is good for Weight Loss

This is at the top of our list because meeting a healthy weight goal and maintaining it is on most adult and now even young people’s minds. The act of rebounding works every muscle of the body; it is a true total body workout which improves your muscle-to-fat ratio. It can reduce cellulite (yes, read that again), and burn calories fast. Jumping boosts metabolism and improves resting metabolic rate so you can burn calories long after a workout. It will lower circulating cholesterol and triglyceride levels too. Rebounding also enhances digestion and your elimination process which contributes to weight loss. Convinced yet?

Cardio

Rebounding is good for Cardio

Many times when we read the word cardio, we think of a type of high-energy workout like Zumba where there is a lot of dancing or moving. But we are talking about the Heart; your life line. One of the over-looked benefits of rebounding is the way it can actually strengthen your heart. It can hold of incidents of heart disease by increasing lipids that work with proteins to move the fat out at a cellular level. Reduces blood pressure and increases blood circulation. It also increases respiration and capacity for breathing. Rebounding encourages muscle performance in circulating fluids to lighten the heart’s load making it the ideal cardio workout.

Lymphatic System

Rebounding is good for the Lymphatic System

One of the benefits of rebounding is that it positively affects your body at a molecular and cellular level. Many oncologists recommend their patients to start rebounding even after they are in remission to help cleanse the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is how your body gets rid of harmful things and is key to overall health. The lymphatic system also supports your immune system so if you run out of airborne, don’t stress; just jump on your trampoline!

Keep Your Body Young

Rebounding will help you Keep Your Body Young

 

It’s like a springing fountain of youth! One of the other benefits of rebounding is that it slows down atrophy in the aging process. It also protects joints from chronic fatigue and the impact your body would absorb if you were just working out on a hard surface. It activates the pituitary gland which stimulates bones and encourages growth which is especially key in young children who are still developing. In addition to all the benefits above, G-force strengthens the musculoskeletal systems and G-force is greatest while jumping or being weightless.

Balance & Mental Health

Rebounding is good for Balance and Mental Health

Speaking of stress, rebounding will help relax you! The same exercise that can release endorphins and give you energy can also help you sleep better at night. One of the other benefits of rebounding is improved mental performance. Rebounding helps circulate oxygen to the tissues including your brain. It can help your whole family stay focused; some studies have shown children with short attention spans can center and re-group by jumping on a trampoline. Rebounding improves balance by improving the brain’s responsiveness to the inner ear. Now jump on your trampoline, and you will not only be working on balance, but also strengthening your core and improving coordination.