Sweat & The Lymphatic System

Sweat & The Lymphatic System
Today I want to talk about how good inner flow gives us that outer glow. Your body is a self-cleaning mechanism. The kidneys, digestive tract, liver, lymph nodes, lungs &, of course, the largest organ in the body, the skin, all take responsibility in detoxifying our entire system. Unfortunately, eating healthy & doing yoga every day won't save you from the harsh chemicals found in your beauty products or on your food! Exposure to these toxins can often lead up to swollen/clogged lymph nodes & unexplainable sicknesses. Read on for my tips on how to help your organs, specifically your skin & lymph nodes, stay in the flow.
  1. Keep it moving:  We mean internally for this one. A healthy bowel movement keeps bacteria away, so make sure that your diet has a healthy dose of fiber & that you're drinking lots of water! When we don't follow this rule of thumb, our bodies dehydrate & recycle any diseases that are looking to manifest in the system. So, make sure you're combining the two with every meal!
  2. Sweat it out: Move your body mindfully every day to help your body sweat, detox & restore. Studies show that people that exercised for just 15 minutes a day lived longer lives than those who didn't. If, for whatever reason, you can't make it happen, or you're dealing with an injury, we recommend a sauna session at your local gym or even an infrared blanket! 
  3. Clean products only: Your skin absorbs 60-70 percent of everything it comes in contact with (yes, even air pollution). For this reason, we are huge advocates at de la heart for keeping our beauty products natural, organic & clean. There are many excellent options for natural deodorants (avoid antiperspirants that will absorb into the lymph nodes under the underarms), body soaps, beauty products & household cleaners that will do the job without all the yucky ingredients. Choose clean & your body will thank you.
  4. Hop around!: Here is your chance to be a kid again! Jumping rope, dancing, or jumping on the trampoline with your kids are effective ways to boost flow & keep the river of energy running inside your body. Next time your child or niece wants to go to the backyard to play, take them up on the offer! It also makes your heart pump while getting some good belly laughs. Expect to sweat in this one for sure!
What are some ways you keep things moving for overall health? Comment below!
With love,
Gigi & The De La Heart Team

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