March is Lymphedema Awareness Month...
Many Lipedema patients have secondary Lymphedema, too.
Most self care we do is for the Lymphedema portion of our condition, moving our lymphatics is critical, and thus staying as active as possible is key!
Unlike our circulatory system, which uses the heart to pump it; the lymph system requires our muscles moving to pump it about.
Walking is a great option, so are things like deep water aerobics, aqua jogging, etc. in the pool - the water acts like natural compression.
But if your mobility is challenging, doing things like ankle pumps and rotations can really help, too. It engages your calf muscle and gets your lymph moving.
Special shout-out to my dear friend @kathrynhack for turning me into beautiful art ♥️ Check out her amazing body positive artwork... https://www.klhack.net/