It is a fact that the sedentary lifestyle can have an extremely negative influence on your overall health. But, the good news is that you can reverse this condition by making some changes in your lifestyle and focusing on your muscles, lungs, and heart.
Also, the lymph system needs to be worked. Even though there is more lymph in the human body than blood, the body does not contain pump for lymph.
Actually, lymph backs up like a clogged sewer line, instead of moving out of the lymph nodes through their ducts to the kidneys and liver. And in the end, the lymph nodes can get infected which can lead to a ‘swollen glands’.
People who lead a sedentary lifestyle and consume a lot of processed foods and soda have excess lymph which has to be drained, because it can compromise the immune system.
Moving your lymph
According to a number of experts, walking is the best way to move the lymph around. You should walk at least for 20 minutes, 4 times a day, outdoors in a natural setting with trees and grass. Make sure to start slowly until you reach the brisk walking. Also, the movement of the arm should be more extreme than usual due to the fact that there are a lot of lymph nodes in the upper part of your body. This especially refers to women who wear bras regularly and use underarm deodorants which usually contain many toxic chemicals which tend to leach into the lymph nodes.
When it comes to walking, weight-bearing activity is considered as an extremely important factor. Each time you step with a bound to the ground, gravity stimulates lymph flow. Sudden stops with full length can create more gravitational pulls.
This is why rebounding is significantly beneficial when it comes to moving lymph. A mini-trampoline, a rebounder is a cheap and simple tool. Just step up and bounce up and down for 15 minutes. This will increase the gravitational pull on the lymph.
Massage on the upper shoulders, neck, and arm is another thing which can help to keep your lymph moving. Polarity therapy uses specific techniques which can focus on lymph drainage
Dry brushing on the legs, torso, and arms is another way to keep your lymph moving. Make sure to start from your neck and calves then slowly move to the torso.
Herbs and teas like indigo, goldenseal, cleavers herb, and Echinacea can also purify the lymph.
Do not forget to mention that it is very important to drink a plenty of water on a daily basis!
Source: Moving To Organic