Rebounding to Cleanse the Lymphatic System
The lymphatic system is an important system in your body responsible for taking up and expelling toxins. It is connected to each of the body’s organs, and takes up metabolic waste from the extracellular fluid in each organ to eliminate it. When this extracellular fluid becomes sludge-like, the work of the lymphatic system is likely to slow, and the body may become toxic.
The lymphatic system is designed like a series of valves which allow the fluid to flow only one way. The best way to keep it healthy is to stimulate the flow of fluids, usually through vigorous exercise. Walking is one way, because when we walk we naturally bob up and down slightly, but walking does not do the trick entirely.
Running can stimulate the lymphatic system, too, since it causes a natural bouncing motion, which stimulates the fluids in the lymph system. It is a bouncing motion which gets fluid moving and draining to carry toxins from the body, but running can be very rough on the body over time – especially if you are primarily running on pavement.
The best way to get your lymphatic system moving, in addition to adopting a clean whole foods diet, or a body detox diet, is through the exercise of rebounding; jumping on a trampoline.
Rebounding is an excellent, low-impact exercise which works every muscle in the body. The light bouncing motion of rebounding also works fluids up and through the lymph system and out of the body, providing cleansing for the blood, the lymph system, and each organ. Rebounding also gives your body a great cardiovascular workout and stimulates the bowels to make elimination easier.
Most of us do not get enough exercise as adults and tend to move and bounce less as we age. This lack of exercise, coupled with a poor diet and the build-up of toxins in the body can make our lymphatic system become sludgy and slow to drain. When the lymph system is no longer moving toxins out of our body, they can more easily enter the blood stream and make us ill.
These toxins in the blood stream can cause several health issues such as lupus, allergies, and eczema. The best way to protect our bodies is to stimulate the lymph system often and keep toxins from building up. Rebounding is the best exercise to do this, and can be done by just about anyone, as long as an appropriate trampoline is available.
The right trampoline is one that is large enough to support your body weight with enough tension and a handle bar if you need one. These can be purchased at most fitness stores, and come in several sizes and varieties. It is best to try a few out before deciding on one. You should be able to find one for under $50 – a very small price to pay for the increase in health it can bring. Once you bring your trampoline home, try to use it every morning for a total of at least 15 minutes each day.
You may need to work up to 15 minutes at a time. It’s okay if you have to start with 2 minute intervals at first. You can jump as fast as you want or as slow as you want, on one leg or two. Change up your rebounding routine regularly and challenge yourself. Go as fast as you can for as long as you can, and then actively recover your breathing while bouncing lightly. A rebounder is no sissy piece of exercise equipment either – so if you think your lymphatic system can get a better workout some other way – think again. Give it a try – the only thing you have to lose are toxins and excess weight!
For keeping the body and the lymphatic system healthy, rebounding is one of the best exercises out there. Rebounding also helps your body build strength and endurance, and works out your cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Rebounding keeps you fit and healthy inside and out and is a wonderful all around workout.