Posted May 19th, 2021 in Healthy Tips.
Do you often feel bloated? Achy? Constantly tired? Is your digestive system unpredictable and your mind a little foggy? These could be signs of a lethargic lymphatic system.
Your blood vessels, glands, spleen, tonsils and lymph nodes are all part of your lymphatic system. Its primary function is to absorb fats and toxins, remove extra fluids from tissue, and transport white blood cells to support your immunity. Unfortunately, high amounts of processed foods, lack of exercise and nutrient deficiencies can clog and slow down this crucial bodily function – resulting in “the blahs.”
Here are several simple things you can do to unclog and kick your system back into gear.
Exercise does the body good in more ways than one. Moderate exercise gets your heart pumping and your fluids moving. Sweating during exercise also allows the body to release toxins through the skin.
Consuming foods with lots of added fats, preservatives, colorings, and flavors can slow things down. Instead, fill your plate with foods that help your system, like leafy greens, flaxseed, Chia seeds, cranberries, avocados, walnuts and almonds.
Water is essential to your circulatory system and lymphatic functions. The Mayo Clinic suggests women drink about 11.5 cups (90 ounces) of water per day and men consume about 15.5 cups (124 ounces). Drinking water with lemon can also help with digestion and the removal of toxins.
Deep breathing stimulates the movement of lymph fluid through your body. This is the fluid that moves toxins to the liver for detoxication, and then takes the clean cells back to your muscles and tissues.
Endosphères Therapy, new at The Sauna Haus, uses a combination of low-frequency vibrations and slight pressure to stimulate blood flow. This assists with expediting the removal of excess fat, fluids and toxins through lymphatic drainage. Other benefits include cellulite reduction, muscle toning and the tightening of the skin. If you would like to know more about this innovative therapy, contact us for a free consultation.
By being proactive about your lymphatic health, you can increase your energy, avoid chronic illnesses and ultimately improve your physical health.
This article is for informational purposes only and not intended to replace the advice or care of your licensed physician or practitioner.