with the upcoming colder months we want to do our best to keep our immune system functioning as best as possible.
one of the most important parts of our immune system is our lymphatic system. unlike the cardiovascular system, the lymphatic system doesn't have a pump like the heart to move lymph around. so our body relies on us to get our lymph moving.
lymph is the fluid that contains hormones and other chemicals from the various glands to the rest of your body. lymph is also rich in white blood cells, which as you well know, is vital for your immune system and helps remove toxins from the tissues in your body.
here are a few simple things you can do to help get your lymph moving:
- dry brushing before showering (i've wrote about this here)
- see a massage therapist
- do a simple self massage daily or every other day - this doesn't have to be anything major - just rubbing on your lotion helps move lymph around
- exercise - get moving
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