4 reasons to exercise on a bellicon mini-trampoline when combat lipedema:
Stimulate lymph flow
Exercising on a mini-trampoline increases lymph flow and stimulates the drainage of lymphatic fluid, which can become congested due to lipedema.
Reduce and prevent discomfort
The retention of lymphatic fluid can put pressure on tissue and cause pain. The increased lymphatic flow produced by rebounding exercise can help to reduce symptoms and the discomfort they cause.
Boost fat burning
Exercising on a trampoline boosts your metabolism. Even gentle exercises help burn fat. This means you can lose weight and concentrate on an easy workout without any discomfort.
Feel light again
Exercising on a mini-trampoline gives you a feeling of lightness. This kind of exercise can reduce tension in your body and make you feel energized and healthy. Both during the workout and afterwards, too.
Exercising with lipedema can be painful – but it doesn’t have to be.
With the bellicon's ultra-elastic bungees, there's no "tug" at the bottom of each bounce. It's a truly enjoyable, low-impact, full-body workout. During a workout, you’ll release a lot of endorphins, making it easier to stick with your routine and boost your self-confidence in the long term.
Being overweight worsens the symptoms and pain caused by lipedema. You should therefore avoid foods that are high in fat, such as chips, chocolate and soda pop, as much as possible. Nuts and yogurt, on the other hand, also contain fat, but they have a lower glycemic index and are therefore easier to digest.
Omega-3 fatty acids
Olive oil and certain types of fish such as salmon contain lots of omega-3 fatty acids, which have an anti-inflammatory effect.
Make sure to drink enough
Water and unsweetened teas kick-start your circulation and help your body stay on track with its metabolic processes.
When water retention makes everyday life difficult...
Lipedema is a chronic condition in which a fat distribution disorder leads to localized increases in subcutaneous adipose tissue. This distribution disorder results in a disproportion of fat distribution in the body, causing fat deposits to be much more pronounced in the legs than in the torso. Mostly women, on average 1 in 10, suffer from lipedema during periods of hormonal change (puberty, pregnancy and menopause). However, it is impossible to determine exact numbers, as lipedema is frequently confused with being severely overweight (obesity). A reason for this error is that lipedema is often associated with obesity, since fluid retention occurs more frequently as a result of the disease – mostly in the legs. Due to the combination of increased subcutaneous adipose tissue and water retention, affected individuals experience significant sensations of heaviness and tightness, which can also cause pain.
The possible causes of lipedema are multifaceted and also a subject of controversy in science. In most cases, a hereditary genetic predisposition is suspected.
Normally, lipedema is chronically progressive, which is why a distinction can be made between three degrees of severity. They are defined on the basis of visible parts of the skin, skin palpation or the pinch test. There is no correlation between severity and the level of discomfort. Women can experience as much pain in stage one as others in stage three.
Stage 1 The surface of the skin is mainly smooth, subcutaneous adipose tissue is thicker and softer, without lumps
Stage 2 Skin surface may show bumps, subcutaneous tissue is thickened, with small lumps
Stage 3 The surface of the skin is very uneven, subcutaneous adipose tissue is thickened and hard, and there are fat bulges under the skin. Restrictions in functionality, e.g. when walking
Treatment options for lipedema:
Wearing compression garments not only supports blood flow, but also lymph flow, which is even more important if your body is retaining water. These garments exert the most pressure at your feet and get looser as they move up your leg. This supports the lymph flow upwards. Constant movement relieves pain and prevents water retention.
Physiotherapists can decompress arms or legs by applying pressure to them in specific areas. This reduces swelling under the skin. This method of treatment is often recommended for lymphedema, as this type of disease accumulates fluid in body tissue.
If other methods are not effective, liposuction may be considered. Liposuction can be a useful procedure for lipedema, especially for the legs. It provides symptomatic pain relief, but is not a permanent solution to lipedema.
Just 10 minutes a day will improve your well-being and fitness level in the long run.