Restart Your Health: How to Drain Your Lymphatic System

Although lymphatic system is one of the most important systems in the human body, it often gets neglected. This is of concern, considering its main function is to help the body cleanse itself from toxins and various harmful invaders. It is of particular importance in the case of disease or any health issue for that matter.

The issue is, unlike our circulatory system, the lymphatic system does not have a pump that would help it move throughout the body. This is why it’s fairly easy to get congested lymphatic system that can lead to a number of health issues, including compromised immune system, weight gain, hormonal imbalances, digestive issues and feeling weak and sick most of the time.

Luckily, there are various ways you can help your lymphatic system drain itself from toxins and other harmful substances. Be aware that it’s important to keep doing these things (whatever you choose) every day.

1.    Exercise

The number one reason why the lymphatic system gets congested is the lack of exercise, or rather, the sedentary lifestyle. Exercise is incredibly important for our overall well-being and that includes the lymphatic health too: it moves the lymph fluids and circulates them to other organs (liver and kidneys) so they can be filtered and excreted.

You don’t need strenuous exercise either: brisk walks are all that it takes.

2.    Rebounding

Rebounding is the practice of jumping on a trampoline – not only is it fun, it’s actually insanely healthy for your lymphatic health too! All you have to do is jump up and down for a few minutes every day, and the inversion process will do its job: stimulate the circulatory and lymphatic system.

3.    Water

Since lymph is mostly water, it’s essential to drink enough of it every day. Staying hydrated will help your lymphatic fluid move freely and excrete toxins and other harmful chemicals through your liver and kidneys.  Experts recommend eight glasses of water per day.

Tip: if you’re not a fan of the bland taste, add some lemon to your water.

4.    Massage

Deep massaging and lymphatic massaging is excellent for lymphatic health: with a specific amount of pressure, a good massage encourages the movement of lymph fluids and helps drain the lymphatic system of toxins.

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