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Something is better than nothing. Start where you are!

*Always check with your healthcare professional before starting any new movement or exercise routine.

Moving or exercising in Active Massage™ garments is a great way to stimulate your lymphatic system and help move excess fluid. Depending on your situation and health, there is always something you CAN do. Every movement counts. Movement is your body’s natural way to help move lymph fluid!

Not all exercise is created equal when dealing with lymphedema. I have found gentle, low impact and consistent exercise is best. This type of exercise is focused on health, not appearance. Don’t overexert yourself, start where you are and slowly build up. This gives you the best chance for success. As long your lymphatic system is working I promise you will feel better in no time at all.

Good For Lymphatics – Arms & Legs

  • Start by repeating each exercise 5 times, 2 – 3 times daily
  • Slowly increase to 20 repetitions as you get stronger, 2 – 3 times daily

Exercise For Lymphatics – Arms & Legs

  • Start by repeating each exercise 10 times, 2 – 3 times daily
  • Slowly increase to 20 repetitions as you get stronger, 2 – 3 times daily

More exercises For Lymphatics – Arms & Legs

Helpful Quick Videos I Highly Recommend

Exercises For Limited Mobility

  • Do as many of the above pictured exercises
  • Watch and do the exercises shown in the above 2 videos

Best Exercise for Lymphedema

    • swimming 
    • dolphin dive in deep end of the pool
    • walking
    • yoga
    • cycling
    • rebounding
    • cardio machines
    • light body strengthening

Basically, any low impact exercise that gets your heart rate up and body moving is rockin. To get the maximum results, add in some slow deep belly breaths and don’t forget to drink water.

If you have additional types of workouts you’d like to share, please add below. We are in it to win it!

Images courtesy of  http://www.lymphoedema.org/

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written by Sue Callison, daily wearer and founder of SolideaMedical.com

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