Even though the holidays are very busy, let’ s make sure we set aside time to take care of ourselves. It doesn’t have to be all or nothing. Even if you can only do part of your exercise and self care routine, it’ s better than doing nothing at all. If you can't do any of your usual routine, try something new. Even a 5 minute walk is going to make you feel better.
If you’ve been in a rut, the best gift you can give yourself is to start taking better care of you! If weather permits, go for a short 5 minute walk (or just walk around your house), do some stretches or take some deep, relaxing belly breaths. Any and all movement will help promote lymph flow and when you kick your lymphatic system into gear, you’ll feel better.
I know for me, the more days I go without taking care of myself, the more I pay physically and even more importantly, mentally.
Don ’t forget to wear your compression garments, especially while exercising or doing any repetitive motions. For me, discovering Solidea Active Massage® compression garments changed my life and the course of my lymphedema. The patented 3D wave knit fabric imprints on my skin to create a gentle massage as I move. This massage action helps improve microcirculation to reduce swelling as the body intended. Once I put my garments on, I feel so much better!