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5 stretching exercises with a positive effect on your glands

Do you have a flu or cold among the members? Then these 5 stretching exercises may help you, as they have a positive effect on your glands!

Do you have a sore throat and are the glands in your neck swollen? Then your lymphatic system is working hard to keep your body healthy. Fortunately, you can also lend a hand yourself:by doing these stretching exercises you give your lymphatic system a boost and you will feel a lot better later.

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How it works?

Your lymphatic system consists of a network of tissues and organs that ensures that lymphatic fluid is circulated throughout your body. Lymphatic fluid helps your body fight infections and rids it of waste. Drinking water, eating a healthy diet, managing stress and exercising can contribute to a healthy lymphatic system. By doing the following stretching exercises, you stimulate lymphatic fluid to circulate throughout your body, clears blockages and decreases swelling of your glands. Let's get started!

1. Shoulder shrugs

Stand or sit in a comfortable position. Take a deep breath and pull both shoulders up towards your ears. Exhale and relax your shoulders back to their original position. Repeat this exercise 10 times.

2. Neck Rotations

You can do this exercise standing or sitting. Inhale and slowly turn your head to the right for five seconds. Hold for a moment, exhale and return your head to the center for five seconds. Repeat the exercise to the left, then do five reps on each side.

3. Hip lifts

Lie on your back with your arms at your sides and your legs extended. Inhale and extend your right leg out to the side. Exhale and bring your leg back to center. Repeat the exercise with your left leg, then do the exercises five times with each leg.

4. Only pushes

Lie on your back with your arms and legs flat on the floor. Inhale and flex your ankles. Exhale and straighten your ankle. Repeat 10 times, constantly flexing your toes and pointing. Then do the exercise with your other foot.

5. Bent Knee Fallouts

Lie on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the floor. Slowly bring your right knee to the floor by dropping it open to the side. Slowly bring your knee back to center and repeat the exercise with your other leg. Do the exercise five times on both sides.