Our body is much like a large city. Every day, we produce "trash" or toxic, acid materials by the simple functioning of our body. Our body has several elimination systems where that trash is dumped, including kidneys, liver, and bowel. These systems are critical to keep working well so that our body can get rid of the toxic trash. But how does that trash get into these systems?
Our lymph system is one of the trash take-out systems. The lymph system consists of many nodes throughout the body, which process intercellular fluid known as lymph fluid. Although our heart is an excellent pump for the blood fluid, beating many times a minute to send blood to every extremity in our body, the lymph fluid has no automatic pump. The pump for our lymph system is our muscles. To get the dirty fluid between your cells moved into the lymph vessels and on to the lymph nodes for clean up we have to pump the system by using our muscles. The lymph nodes can then do their job by destroying some damaging cells and filtering or breaking down other things and moving this less damaging waste on to the bowel or kidneys.
That means that every day, we have to engage in moderate exercise. 20 to 30 minutes a day of walking, dancing, swimming, or other simple exercise is enough to keep the lymph system working and cleaning up, but that system has to be used daily. Just like we need to haul out trash from our home on a consistent basis, it is critical to our inner well-being that the trash in our body gets "hauled out" daily.
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with the Dr. Christopher Corporation. The conclusions I am sharing are from my own experience. This information is for education only and makes no claims of medical advice.