Did you know that when the lymphatic system becomes stressed many symptoms can occur such as:
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Getting sick more often
- Muscle aches and pains
- Joint pains
If you find you suffer from any of these symptoms on a regular basis, you may be in need of a lymphatic system clean up. Stay tuned for tips this week on taking care of this critically important body system!
The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs that help the body get rid of toxins as well as other unwanted materials from the body.
This system is primarily responsible for transporting lymph throughout the body. The lymph is a fluid that contains white blood cells to help the body fight off infections.
You need a fully functioning lymphatic system to support overall health as well as help your body fight against cancer. Here are some tips on keeping this important body system healthy:
Tip #1: Move Your Body
You can help activate lymphatic vessels through exercise. Studies have shown that daily moderate exercise can help reduce the recurrence risk of breast cancer due to its positive effect on the lymphatic system. Get out and move as much as you can and try to move every day!
Tip #2: Deep Breathing
Yes, even breathing can help support your lymphatic system! When talking about breathing, I am talking about deep diaphragmatic breathing which helps to facilitate the movement of the lymph through the bloodstream. This helps to eliminate toxins. To do so simply breathe through your nose and hold for 4 counts. Exhale through your mouth for 2 counts. Try doing this 2-3 times and repeat 3 times per day.
Tip #3: Try Skin Brushing
Not only does this help stimulate the lymph it’s a great way to naturally detoxify your body. Use a natural bristled brush and start with the soles of your feet working your way up. It’s best to do this first thing in the morning and a minimum of 3 times per week.
For this week’s challenge, I encourage you to practice steps to take care of your lymphatic system!
- Exercise daily
- Practice deep breathing daily
- Dry brush at least 3 times per week
- Reduce stress
- Stay hydrated
- Follow an anti-inflammatory diet
- Get a monthly therapeutic massage