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Lymphatic Health On the Rebound


The less cluttered and more free-flowing the lymph channels are, the healthier you will be. Injuries heal quicker and organ imbalances are cleared with ease.

The less cluttered and more free-flowing the lymph channels are, the healthier you will be. Injuries heal quicker and organ imbalances are cleared with ease.

Do you know how well your body's garbage disposal system is working? If you wait for pain before attending to your lymphatic system, you've already waited too long. Dry or arthritic joints are symptoms of serious lymphatic imbalances. This can also be true of connective tissues throughout the entire body. As a result, waste products are not carried away efficiently.

Spinal fluid is also an important part of the lymphatics. Its movement and replenishment are essential for a healthy central nervous system. However, when your lymphatics are not functioning well, you experience unclear thinking, lethargy, headaches, irritability, depression, anxiety and the need for increased sleep. The anti-gravity principle of rebounding plays a large role in helping cleanse the lymph.

Unlike the arterial system, lymphatics don't have their own pump. There are only three ways to activate and speed up the flow of lymph fluid away from the tissues and back into the main pulmonary circulation. First, lymphatic flow requires muscular contraction from exercise and movement. Second, it requires gravitational pressure and third, it requires internal massage to the valves of the lymph ducts. Rebounding provides all of these.

Rebounding aerobics stimulate the optimum drainage of lymphatic circulation. Because such exercise is performed against gravity, it dilates the capillaries and allows a greater blood flow through the tissues than when the body is at rest, thus allowing no stagnation of fluids. Lymph ducts dilate considerably during the aerobic bound as well.

Through rebounding true aerobic benefits take place, better than any other form of exercise. There's a general flushing of the cells, which are carried away through the lymphatic system, emptied into the subclavian veins and unloaded from the body through excretory organs.

The Lightness of Being

As you bounce, your feet hit the mat with twice the force of gravity. Then, just like astronauts floating in space, your body is in a state of weightlessness at the top of the bounce.

Jumping on the rebounder is remarkably easy on the joints. There's no solid ground to suddenly stop the bounce. Your movements are perfectly safe. Resistance is subtle but builds cellular strength. Besides it's great fun!

Alternating weightlessness and double gravity produces a pumping action, which extracts waste products from the cells and forces both oxygen and nutrition from the blood stream into the cells. It has the same effect on your body as jumping rope but without jarring the ankles, knees and lower back that comes from hitting hard ground.

An important aspect of rebound exercise is that it efficiently removes trapped blood proteins, which cause pain and disease, from around cells. Blood proteins are naturally squeezed out from the capillary by cardiovascular pressure, but since there isn't enough pressure to force them back in they then collect around the cells, attracting fluid. By rebounding these trapped proteins are moved into the lymphatic veins and excess fluid is removed. The cells receive oxygen again!

Liberate White Blood Cells

Take arthritis for example. Along with a healthy diet of organic fruits and vegetables and drinking lots of water, your body benefits when you clear dead cells and toxins from your joints. Here's how. When a foreign invader enters a joint, lymphocytes or white blood cells come to the location to clean up the inflamed joint. They then start eating. But because the joint is not being moved, they cannot get out, so they overeat and spew out toxins that kill cells on the synovial lining of the joint. The situation repeats. The white blood cells try to do their job of cleaning up the dead cells but they cannot get out and toxins get trapped. Because of lack of joint movement, the white blood cells cannot do their job properly. Pain increases and toxins continue to build.

The answer from a natural standpoint is to painlessly move the lymph fluid out of the inflamed joint and ultimately out of the body.

You guessed it! Gentle rebounding flushes the lymph and removes the toxins. Once the inflammation has subsided, gentle movement to the joint in a regular program of rebound exercise will strengthen the tendons, ligaments, lining of joints and bones. Circulation is increased and more oxygen is carried to cells. The bones absorb more calcium. All this is done without pain or the inconvenience of leaving home!



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Matthew Kadey, MSc, RDMatthew Kadey, MSc, RD