Your lymphatic system likes sunsets and long walks on the beach. Are you ready to take it out? Because that’s the best way to cleanse it.
The Lymphatic System
Lymph is a colorless liquid in the human body that contains white blood cells, covers your bodily tissues and drains into the bloodstream through a network of vessels that form the lymphatic system. It sounds pretty complex, but cleansing the lymphatic system is much easier than you think.
Regularly cleansing this system is also important because this system helps to remove toxins and waste from your body. You will want to keep this system in tip top shape.
No need for complex exercises, intensive massages, detoxification protocols, New Age therapies or any other costly, peculiar solution. Simply go for a 20 to 30-minute vigorous walk. That’s all there is to it!
What Does Walking Do For The Lymphatic System?
Just as the circulatory system relies on the heart to pump blood throughout the body all day, every day, the lymphatic system relies on your body movements to keep its “wheels” turning.
A good half an hour aerobic walk provides thorough circulation for your lymphatic system, but the environment you walk in matters as well.
The Benefits of Clean, Fresh Air
The air at the beach or in the mountains contains tens of thousands of negative ions, which are believed to produce biochemical reactions in the body that increase serotonin levels, thus helping to alleviate depression and stress. It can even help to boost your energy in the day.
Negative ions also help to increase oxygen flow to the brain, which results in higher alertness, decreased drowsiness and increased mental energy.
So, if you have the opportunity to walk on the beach, or walk a mountain trail, take advantage of it. The air will benefit you much more than the air found in the cities and suburbs.
The Power Walk
A steady, brisk pace will allow your legs to provide a pumping action for your lymphatic system, much in the way that the heart pumps blood. But this will only pump the lower half of your lymphatic system. Maximize your walk by moving the upper half of your body as well.
The power walk involves you moving your arms as vigorously as you move your legs. Don’t worry about looking silly and don’t feel self-conscious. Power walking is not a completely abnormal thing to do and it’s much more healthy for you than the stuff walks we are accustomed to.
If me telling you not to feel self-conscious doesn’t prevent you from feeling that way, feel free to go for a walk in the night or in a secluded area if you’re comfortable with that. You can swing your arms freely and not have to worry about anyone watching!
It’s really that simple. A major problem is that our sedentary lives make us neglect the basic activities needed to upkeep our bodies. Now that you know how to cleanse your lymphatic system without spending a dime or worrying about symptoms, start incorporating your 30-minute walk into your daily routine. In addition to the invigorating benefits presented, it’s also just great exercise.