Now more than ever it is crucial to try and maintain your health when working from home. While there are certain benefits that come from working from the comfort of your own home, many people are finding it harder to get outside for exercise and this can lead to many negative health implications. We have compiled a list of ways to stay active when working at home even during the colder Winter months.
Use a standing desk
It could be a good idea to invest in a standing desk. They are proven to provide a great way to stay active while staying productive! You may simply walk, or stand while working and there are some desks which provide height-adjustments that allow you to alternate between sitting or standing during your work day.
Elevate your feet
Elevation is proven to help prevent vein disease and the progression of varicose veins. You may easily prop your legs up, above or at heart level while working. This ensures that you are able to continue efficient work while also preventing the pooling of blood in your lower extremities for long periods of time. The most beneficial practice of this is to go through periods of elevation and rest throughout the day.
Walking is an amazing exercise and is extremely beneficial for your venous health! It can be a great idea to take walks outside during the day, if weather permits, or even around your house to allow the blood to circulate in your legs. Sitting or standing for extended periods of time is extremely harmful for your legs and can lead to the progression of varicose veins. Any type of physical activity is beneficial for your overall health and walking is an easy effective way to promote blood circulation.
Wear compression stockings or looser clothing
When staying around the house for prolonged periods of time, it is a good idea to go barefoot and wear comfortable loose-fitting clothing to promote healthy blood circulation. Contrarily, it can also be a good idea to wear compression stockings as they can help to slow the progression of venous disease.
The bottom line is, even while working from home it is critical to stay active and eat properly to maintain your venous health. Eating a healthy diet, walking daily, staying active, avoiding excess alcohol and fast-food, and not smoking are all fundamental to help improve your venous health!
At Canada Vein Clinics we specialize in the treatment of varicose veins. We offer numerous treatments for this condition and help to find the best treatment for you. Book a consultation to find out more information! Give us a call today at 1-888-876-8346, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org