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A well functioning lymphatic system is so vital in maintaining health, preventing diseases, and fighting cancers. Yet, not many people understand the role of the lymphatic system. Most doctors also do not generally discuss lymph health with their patients.
What Is The Lymphatic System
Our body has three times more lymph fluid than blood. While blood delivers nutrients to our body cells, it is the lymph fluid that removes and eliminates metabolic waste and toxins from our body. It is the body’s sanitation system.
Our lymphatic system also provides immune support to ward off infections and diseases. Lymph nodes produce lymphocytes, which are specialized white blood cells that remove bacteria, viruses, harmful foreign agents, and even cancer cells.
Inactivity Causes A Sluggish Lymphatic System
We live in an imperfect world which assaults our body daily with environmental pollutants and toxins in our food, water, and air. Unlike our circulatory system, which is driven by the heart, the lymphatic system moves lymph fluid primarily upwards towards the neck and does not have a pump. It depends on body movements to circulate.
A sedentary desk-bound lifestyle will significantly repress the lymphatic system and its detoxification function, resulting in accumulated toxins in the body. Coupled with the frequent consumption of unhealthy snacks, we have a sure formula for garbage buildup and health breakdown. That is why inactive people are more susceptible to illnesses.
Rebounding Enhances Lymphatic Circulation
Rebounding is the activity of jumping on the mini-trampoline. The up and down movement subjects every cell in the body to the interactive forces of acceleration and deceleration. The repeated contraction and relaxation of muscles and connective tissues promote the upward movement of the lymph fluid through numerous lymph valves to effectively remove buildup toxins.
While horizontal motion exercises, such as jogging or running, also help in lymphatic circulation, they are not as effective and put undue stress on the bones and joints. Rebounding, on the other hand, protects vulnerable bones and joints such as ankles, knees, back, and legs, by absorbing all the negative impact forces.
Rebounding For A Strong Immune System
Rebounding on a mini-trampoline is an excellent exercise for cancer care and prevention. It enhances lymphatic circulation to help eliminate toxins and cancer-causing agents effectively. Increased lymphocyte activity also builds the body’s resistance against pathogens and aids healing. Rebounding is perhaps the most efficient means of flushing the lymph while stimulating the immune system to defend against cancer and other diseases.
According to Linda Brooks, the author of Rebounding and Your Immune System, two minutes of rebounding will flush the entire lymphatic system and cause the white blood cells of the immune system to triple in number. Therapeutic rebounding has been reported to reduce cancerous tumors and improve and heal many other ailments.
Rebounding Alleviates Symptoms of Lymphoedema
Swelling of the arms or legs due to water retention is a condition known as lymphoedema. It can happen as a result of surgery or a compromised lymphatic system. Rebounding can help reduce swelling and pressure by pumping stagnated fluid back into the lymphatic system. It may even help prevent the condition in the first place by promoting lymph flow and helping to maintain a healthy weight.
Gentle Bouncing For Patients To Aid Recovery
Those who are weak can also experience profound health benefits by simply standing on the trampoline and bouncing lightly without lifting the feet off the trampoline mat. Two minutes of rebounding throughout the day will help to sustain an active immune system and continuously cleanse the lymph to detoxify the body. The Jumping Profi Light trampoline is a premium mini trampoline specially designed for home use. It is compact and light and comes with a handlebar for support and safety. It may be an essential piece of therapeutic and exercise equipment to aid the patient in recovering.
Healthy individuals can go for aerobic rebounding to stimulate the immune system, control weight, tone and strengthen the body, and build endurance. Jumping Fitness is a fun and proven aerobic rebounding system for health maintenance and disease prevention. For quality jumping fitness classes, please download our app Jumping Singapore to make a reservation.
- Brooks, Linda: Rebounding and Your Immune System. Urbana, OH: Vitally Yours Press, 29; 33-46, 2003
- Dave Scrivens, Certified Lymphologist, Well Being Journal, Vol. 17, No. 3. Rebounding: Good for the Lymph System
- Doreen Puglisi, Rebounding and Lymphedema, https://medfitnetwork.org/public/all-mfn/rebounding-lymphedema/