Winter Wellness: R is for Rebounding

Rebounding helps your lymphatic system. Photo / Thinkstock
Rebounding helps your lymphatic system. Photo / Thinkstock

What the A to Z of winter wellness is all about

When the chill factor drops our focus on good health often drifts. Not only are we more susceptible to nasty winter lurgies, but the temptation to hibernate can mean less moving and not as much focus on the right food for optimal health. In a bid to stay focused (or re-focus) this winter, we've called on the smarts of holistic health expert, Dr Libby Weaver to help compile our interactive A to Z of Winter Wellness. Each weekday we will reveal the next letter and what it stands for in our health file, plus informative graphics and recipe suggestions to help boost your health. Check in to Life & Style every afternoon for your winter wellness inspiration.
- Nicky Park, Life & Style Editor

R | Rebounding by Dr Libby Weaver

Rebounding may take you back to your 80s aerobics days, but it is actually a wonderful form of movement to do to help your lymphatic system. Our lymphatic system is responsible for taking waste away from our cells, and just like the rest of our body it needs to be exercised too.

Your body relies on movement to pump the lymphatic fluid around your body as it has no pump of its own. The up and down movement when you bounce helps to move fluid along the one way lymphatic vessels in the body back to the heart where it can become part of the blood and then be detoxified. Two minutes a few times a day is enough to get your lymphatic system moving, which helps improve your immunity, detoxification, vitality, and energy. And with great energy, everything in life is easier.

Dr Libby Weaver (Ph.D) is one of Australasia's leading nutrition specialists and weight loss experts based in Auckland, New Zealand. For more information visit

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