Caution: This blog has a very dirty word in it and you will have to read it more than a few times. Please read at your own discretion!
"Purifying the lymphatic system is vital for ridding your body of cellulite ... since [the body] doesn't have a pump, like the heart, it must be exercised ... the best way to do this--to give those fatty deposits the old heave-ho--is by cleansing your lymphatic system either with a bouncing action or by moving your arms while walking briskly ... use of mini trampoline has proven to be an efficient form of exercise with virtually no harmful side effects ... in approximately two weeks, you should notice that your legs, buttocks and ankles are becoming toned and those orange peel-like cellulite deposits are smoothing out." Anne Louise Gittleman
Exercise, exercise, exercise, exercise...there I said (wrote) it!!! Now the real issue is, how did your conscious and subconscious mind take it? If you truly desire REAL results, then you cannot get around this word and not only that, you must find something you can do physically. Exercise is one of the vital keys to truly stimulating your metabolism and changing your lifestyle for the good.
I emphatically believe we were not built to live the way we have been living in these 'modern' times. These sedentary lives of non-moving, computer oriented, desk top jobs may be the 'normal' way of living nowadays, but the human organism was built to move. We were built to sweat and when we don't sweat our bodies slowly deteriorate into a cesspool of waste products. Our bodies were made to move and bend...walk and run...jump and climb.
When we exercise so many wonderful and dynamic events begin to occur in these fearfully and wonderfully made bodies of ours. The first and most important thing exercise does is it affects our lymphatic system. Our lymphatic system has a few similarities when it is held in comparison with the circulatory system. All of our blood is supplied via the arteries, veins, and capillaries through a special pump called the heart. As our heart pumps, we receive our nutrients through the life giving flow of our blood with each powerful push of the heart. The lymphatic system is tubular (vein like) and expands throughout our entire body. It also has its own fluid that flows through these tubes. Yet there are a few very important facts we need to understand when it comes to the lymphatic system. First...although the lymphatic system has fluid, it does NOT have a heart like pump like the circulatory system. Second...the lymphatic fluid is very thick and gooey. It does not flow with the ease our blood does throughout the body. Third... and probably one of the most vital points to understand, the lymphatic system is woven through the muscles of our bodies. The most efficient and BEST WAY the fluid of the lymphatic system can flow throughout our bodies is through exercise! The contraction of our muscles when we use them pushes the thick gooey fluid of the lymphatic system through our bodies. Sedentary lives of little or no exercise leads to a stagnant lymphatic system.
You may be wondering how a stagnant lymphatic system affects the body. Your lymphatic system performs the vital function of cleansing the fluid that surrounds the cells in your body by removing impurities and waste products. This process not only protects your body from toxins, but also allows cells in the body to function at their best. When the lymphatic system breaks down, dramatic health imbalances can begin to impact the body. Poor lymph function is associated with fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, aches and pains, bloating and poor digestion. And to all those who are trying to lose weight, studies show an unhealthy lymph system can contribute to cellulite, fat deposits and obesity.
So, there you have it! The lymphatic system basically operates as a filter or a cleanser in the body. Hence a swollen lymph node is a sign of the lymphatic system trying to ride your body of an infection. If it is not functioning properly then many other vital functions begin to break down. As a matter of fact, the whole system begins to back up and become congested.
Here are a few things you can do for your very own lymphatic system. Drink plenty of water. Choose healthy foods. Eat your fruits and veggies. Get your essential fatty acids. Stay active. Practice deep breathing because like exercise, deep breathing promotes the movement of fluid through the lymphatic system while providing it with fresh oxygen.
Though at one point in my life exercise was a dirty word, today, exercise is a wonderful word. I once despised the thought of 'having to exercise' but now I look forward to exercise. I am lymphatically inclined to believe the plethora of benefits exercise brings to my life is too much for words to truly describe. Today you need to find something...anything to do that will get your lymphatic juices flowing again throughout your body. Whether its a brisk walk, running, or riding a bike...find something...an exercise you can do, and you will also become emphatically lymphatically inclined!