Welcome to the Lymphie Strong blog and the #MOVETHATLYMPH Challenge for Lymphedema & Lymphatic Health Series.
This blog was created to give hope and inspiration to those living with Lymphedema. On September 20, 2017 it celebrated its 2 year anniversary. In 2015, I went public for the first time with my primary (hereditary) Lymphedema Distichiasis condition and told my story. The Lymphie Strong collection of social media presence is aimed toward reaching people who might not otherwise have a support system. Many patients have not ever met or interacted with another person with lymphedema outside of a clinical setting like a waiting room.
March is Lymphedema Awareness Month.
What is #MOVETHATLYMPH?
#MOVETHATLYMPH was inspired by the fact that everyone has a lymphatic system. Whether you have lymphatic disease or not, the human body was designed to #MOVETHATLYMPH because none of us have a lymphatic pump. We must use our muscles to contract and move.
The #MOVETHATLYMPH Challenge Series was created in 2017 because exercise in any form is highly beneficial to the management of lymphedema. It’s a platform to get moving, stay moving and commit to your lymphatic health by doing something active, every day, for at least 10 minutes for 365 days straight. If you can do more, that’s great. Inspire your fellow Lymphies along the way.
For example, have you ever wished that you could go to the gym and workout with somebody that has lymphedema too? That understands how critically important it is to wear compression and not ask “Why do you wear that sleeve or stocking?” To find a virtual workout community, we invite you to join The Lymphedema Running & Fitness Club. All that is required is that you answer the questionnaire and be impacted by lymphedema in some aspect of your life.
Our January 2018 #MOVETHATLYMPH Challenge Winner was T. Moore. The Spring Butterfly 60 Day Challenge is in progress as of March 19, 2019. To date 91 members have signed up.
The deadline to enter is March 22nd.