Everyone knows that they have a skeletal system and a muscular system – that’s what we use to move. We know we have a respiratory system that helps us breath, a cardiovascular system that pumps blood throughout the body and a nervous system that helps regulate our response to our environment. But that’s not all you need to know…
The lymphatic system is equally crucial for our health and wellbeing. It helps maintain healthy blood and detoxify the body. Without a lymphatic system, the waste produced from daily activities would accumulate in our bodies, causing disease and ultimately death.
The lymphatic system works hand in hand with your immune system to strengthen the body’s response to toxins and foreign agents. Lymph is a clear fluid that runs in capillaries that parallel your blood vessels. However, unlike the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, which rely on the heart and the lungs, the lymph system has no automatic pump. Without exercise, lymphatic fluid will stagnate, and toxins will accumulate and manifest as disease.
Some major lymph nodes are located under your armpits and at your hip joints. As a result, any activity that moves those joints will help stimulate and move the lymph to process and release toxins. One powerful way to get your lymph flowing is to put on a piece of high-energy classical music and pretend to be the conductor. The activity of swinging your arms will act as the pump your lymphatic system needs. So next time you feel sickness coming on, remember that in the symphony of your body and all it’s different systems, you are the conductor of your own health!
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