Because it improves circulation, exercise helps the blood transport oxygen and nutrients more efficiently. It also enhances lymphatic circulation. “Unlike the circulation that is pumped by the heart, the lymphatic system requires muscle action to squash the lymphatic tubes and push the fluid along,” says Jean.

Whether you walk, cycle, jog or attend aerobics or yoga classes doesn’t matter, as long as you’re up and moving for at least 30 to 45 minutes a day on three to five days a week.

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