Your lymphatic system works by moving lymph fluids throughout the system; this fluid brings vital nutrients to cells and removes wastes that can become toxic and lead to problems down the road. The lymph fluid moves through a series of tubes that have one-way valves in them, meaning that the fluid can only move in one direction (similar to the blood in your veins).
A properly working lymphatic system will continually supply cells with needed materials for living and conducting repairs while removing toxins and waste products; however, if your lymphatic system is not working correctly, cells can be left sitting in their own wastes and toxins. This condition can eventually lead to significant health problems, including but certainly not limited to cancer.
Fortunately, there is a very good activity you can engage in to make sure that your lymphatic system is working properly: vigorous rebounding exercises.
What is rebounding? Rebounding is simply a term for an exercise motion that involves moving the body in one direction and then rebounding in another direction. A great illustration of a rebounding exercise is jumping on a trampoline: your body moves in one direction, then you rebound in the other direction.
“Vertical-motion” exercises such as jumping work to stimulate the flow of fluid in your lymph system. Other forms of “horizontal-motion” such as jogging do confer some benefit on your body, but in order to maximize the flow of fluid through your lymph system you really do need to engage in exercises such as rebounding exercises.
Benefits of rebounding. In addition to assisting with the movement of your lymph fluids, rebounding is great for your internal organs. It also is conducive to the movement of spinal fluid as well as the fluid in your eyes. Finally, many people who have engaged in rebounding exercise report significant improvements in their intestinal function and conditions.
Some exercises—such as jogging—can be wearing on the joints. Rebounding exercise, however, can be very gentle on the joints if the proper equipment is used. For example, if you use a trampoline for your rebounding activity, you will not experience the sudden stopping when you hit the resistance surface that you will experience with other exercises (such as running on a hard surface).
Like yoga, rebounding is great for your physique, too. It firms the muscle tissue in your legs, buttocks, and hips. It even works the muscles in your arms and abdomen. It can be a total-body workout, and it is a much more efficient form of exercise than many others: 1 minute of rebounding provides the same cardiovascular benefits as 3 minutes of running.
Rebounding and detoxification. Remember that your lymph system—unlike the circulatory system—does not have its own pump. So you need to engage in strenuous activities to move the lymph fluid through the lymph system, and rebounding exercise is a great way to do this. As your muscles contract they “squeeze” the lymph tubes and move the fluid on.
Conclusion. Your lymph system is integral to maintaining good health. It provides beneficial elements such as nutrients and vitamins to your cells, and removes toxins that can build up and damage your health. In order to help it function properly, you need to regularly engage in cardiovascular activity to help move the fluid along. Rebounding exercises are a great way of doing this without wearing out your joints. Further, rebounding exercises have a number of other health—and aesthetic—benefits. To this end, you should consider implementing a regular habit of engaging in rebounding exercises to reap these important benefits.