16 Aug One Indoor Exercise that’s Fun, Easy, and Healthy at work, rest and play? No Way!
With many people still stuck inside, and others cautiously returning to work, there is no doubt that trips to the gym will be off the table, at least for now. With that, I thought I would share some information on a widely overlooked or just plain unknown form of indoor exercise that can dramatically improve your body’s resistance, overall health, and provide an array of wellness benefits. Among these, we will investigate how it positively affects one part of your body’s defenses that is not really emphasized or talked about much…the lymphatic system.
Indoor Exercise: Emphatically Lymphatic
It’s been said that if the lymphatic system is functioning at its maximum potential, it’s almost impossible to get sick. Dr. Arthur C. Guyton, author of the well-known textbook Medical Physiology, notes that if our lymphatic system stopped circulating, we’d die within 24 hours. Pretty profound wouldn’t you say?
Let’s look into this incredibly important system of our body that is almost completely ignored in your health care plan and how we can use a simple form of indoor exercise to get it functioning at it’s best.
There is so much emphasis on our blood and circulation in regards to our health but there is actually about four times more lymph fluid than blood in our body! The lymphatic system bathes every cell, carrying nutrients to them but it is extremely important for the elimination of waste from them and for immune function in our body.
The Role of Exercise
In contrast to blood, which is pumped by the heart, the lymph is totally dependent on physical exercise to move. If you do not move your body, the cells will be surrounded in their own waste products and starving for nutrients, which contributes to arthritis, cancer and other degenerative diseases as well as aging.
A Great Form of Indoor Exercise
So, what is a fun, easy, indoor solution? I recommend to all my patients that they should purchase a mini trampoline/rebounder to accomplish this in the best way. And the best news – this is a COVID-friendly form of exercise that can be done at home! (Don’t get ‘cheap’ versions found in sport or department stores. I personally think the ‘Cellerciser’ rebounder by David Hall is the best.)
Nothing stimulates the lymphatic system better than rebounding vigorously which is reported to increase lymph flow 15 to 30 times. The up and down movement creates pressure changes in the body, breaks up blockages, and causes millions of one-way valves to open and close. This activates an internal vacuum system of suction to flush and eliminate viruses, germs, bacteria, dead cells, mutant cells, fungus, cancerous cells, and other foreign invaders.
Short and Sweet
A one-minute sprint on a Cellerciser can increase the circulation of white blood cells 10 to 15 times. It’s like giving yourself a natural antibiotic every morning.
So, give your body a great boost of immune fighting activity by getting on your rebounder for just a few minutes a day. Great nutrition and regular exercise are your body’s best defense for the upcoming ‘flu season’. You can consider collaborating with a nutritional counsellor and personal trainer to ensure your wellbeing.
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Dr. Marco Caravaggio is a family wellness chiropractor who utilizes a low force chiropractic technique called Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) and focuses on chiropractic functional neurology. He is part of the WellnessWrx Sage Providers. He is located in Markham, Ontario, Canada. Connect with Dr. Marco https://wellnesswrx.ca/network-family-care-center/