I don't actually have lymphedema, but due to having 19 lymph nodes removed I'm doing everything I can to prevent it and just to get as fit and health as possible in general.
I just wanted to share something I found which may be interesting and useful. I have been doing lots of researcjh into the best exercise to do and have just discovered rebounding.
For anyone who doesn't know, this involves bouncing, running, jogging, twisting on a mini trampolene. And I have to say that I LOVE it! It's really easy to do, gets you surprising out of puff and seems to give me tons of energy - plus you feel like a big kid!.
There are tons of articles about it's positive effects on the lymph system and the immune system. Just google 'rebounding health benefits' and 'rebounding lymphedema'. There are also exercise routines on Youtube that you can follow.
I'm no doctor, so do your own research (particularly if you have lymphedema) but for anyone interested i'd definitley recommend giving it a try. We are told so little about how to prevent these conditions :)
Big love to everyone fighting the fight.