Everyone makes a New Year's resolution to be healthier, but precious few actually follow through on it!
But what if there were simple ways you could improve your health?
Dietician Julieanna Hever says there are, and she has ten amazing tips for staying healthy in 2013!
Stimulate your immune system by bringing on some bounce.
The lymphatic system is a network of organs, ducts, and vessels that works as a major player in your immune function. Lymph moves through the vessels, eliminating toxins, and dumping them into the bloodstream to be removed.
Unlike the circulatory system, there is no heart to pump the fluid through the body. Instead, muscle contractions propel this process. Pump up this activity by flexing or stimulating your muscles.
Use a rebounder (mini-trampoline), trampoline, a track, or even a forgiving surface and just gently (or, for the athletically-inclined, moderately) bounce.
Any plyometric movement (jumping, jogging, jacks, squat jumps, jump rope, etc.) helps enhance detoxification.
Nice tip! We think we know just the right Run DMC song to play while we try it!
Check back with us every day for the rest of the year for more of the 10 Great Health Tips for 2013! Special thanks to Julieanna Hever!
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