Friday, September 11, 2009

Lymphedema and exercise

So nice that the major medical world (whoever they are) has finally come out of the stoneages and stated that weight training is good for Lymphedema.
This is similar to the old information on Arthritis; don't move any more than you have to.

I did a previous post about exercise and how it actually helped my Lymphedema. Of course you must start slow and light and work up to lifting heavier weights. This is true whether you are dealing with Lymphedema, just starting out or returning after an injury.

I always think of our bodies like a piece of machincery; It you don't maintain and use it regularly it is going to get old, stiff and rusty.

So keep on moving your body will last longer.

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