The Importance of Your Lymphatic System

I overheard a fitness guru discussing his morning routine, and he casually mentioned a trampoline he keeps near his desk at his work. He continued talking.

I wasn’t quite sure what he was rambling on about because I completely lost focus. I was stuck on his comment about the trampoline.

Something clicked in my head, and I began pondering this picture of a tiny trampoline sitting next to a desk while someone typed away on their computer.

Why the hell does a respected health and fitness expert keep a trampoline in his office? This image was stuck in my head all day long. I couldn’t shake it.

I remember jumping on trampolines when I was a kid, sure they were fun for a few minutes, but the novelty soon wore off, and we moved on to playing tag or hide and seek.

The trampoline wasn’t something I would ever imagine would be so important that it would come up in health and wellness discussions.

Eventually, I found myself sitting in front of Google, trying to figure out what benefits a trampoline could bring, and I was surprised to see a plethora of exciting information.

It turns out the Lymphatic System is impacted by jumping. Many people can explain it much better than I can, so check out these links for a detailed explanation, here, here, and the videos below.

What you might find is that much of this information is entirely new for you. I say that because I’ve been around for many decades reading and experimenting with my physical fitness and mental health, and this is the first time I’ve heard a conversation about this topic.

Maybe I’ve been living under a rock, and most people are aware of the importance of the lymphatic system, but I sure was not.

The lymphatic system is a network of tissue and organs that assist in removing toxins from your body. Lymph is transported throughout your body, delivering white blood cells that are ready to fight infection.

Lymphatic vessels are connected to lymph nodes where lymph is filtered. Hundreds of lymph nodes are scattered throughout the body connecting to the tonsils, thymus, spleen, and adenoids.

Your lymphatic system has many functions, but one of its primary jobs is to act as part of your immune system.

Considered your first line of defense against disease by transporting and filtering lymph fluid containing lymphocytes and bacteria.

Discovering new ways to improve health and wellness is one of the most exciting things I do. Anytime I stumble on a topic and realize it’s incredibly important to overall health, I’m surprised I’m just now learning about it after so many years.

I’m just thankful for discovering new ideas to improve the quality of life potentially. It’s a reminder that there’s so much more to learn.

An overview of the Lymphatic System – Alila Medical Media
Why we need a Lymphatic System – Khan Academy

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