Let’s talk about lymph

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When you’re feeling tired, rough, sick or even hungover, hydration alone may not quite cut it.

Here’s why.

When our bodies fight against anything, stress, fatigue, bugs, alcohol or any of the other stuff we chuck at them, they create toxins. Toxins are the waste materials from the fight, the shell casings if you like.

These toxins are mobilised out of the body via the lymphatic system, passing into
the blood stream and leaving the body through urination, perspiration and exhalation.

The lymphatic system relies on you moving about, to move it about.

Now, here’s the thing. The lymphatic system is pumped by movement.

Unlike the heart and lungs, which have their own integral pumping stations, the lymphatic system relies on you moving about, to move it about.

So, when you’re feeling sluggish, tired, sick or hungover, do yourself a favour, get up (if you can) take a full body stretch, fling your arms around, do some marching on the spot. If you can, wrap up and take a walk outside.

Keep drinking the water too.

Your body will thank you.

Author: clairecutlercasey

Professional kinesiologist and Touch for Health Instructor supporting clients and students to embrace change and thrive in the flow of the wu wei. Based near York in East Yorkshire with pTerry my bundle of fluffy doggy goodness. I enjoy reading, especially Terry Pratchett, yoga, walking and finding out just how amazing human beings can be.

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