Some individuals believe myths that exercise is harmful and can make your venous disease worse, but we are here to debunk those myths. Physical exercise yields many health benefits including relieving varicose vein symptoms. Many patients who suffer from varicose veins ask what the best exercises to help ease their symptoms are. Hopefully, the exercises provided below will help to alleviate any uncomfortable symptoms you may be experiencing.
Walking is an extremely great type of exercise and it is by far the most optimal exercise for varicose veins. It is such an easy way to get the blood in your legs circulating and can be done anywhere. We recommend that you take short walks every hour – this is the most beneficial way to optimize vein health. Strive to get a few short walks into your day!
2. Heel Raises
If you work a desk job, heel raises are a perfect exercise for you. Simply raising your heels for about a minute at various points in the day is beneficial for your vein health. This helps to keep the blood from pooling in your legs when you are sitting down for long periods of time.
Running is an amazing exercise to boost vein health! It ensures blood is circulating in the legs and increases your heart rate. A downside with this activity is that it can be quite hard on the joints. A common myth is that running worsens varicose veins, read more about why this is false on one of our blogs, here.
Bicycling is a great alternative to running as it keeps the blood flowing without being tough on the joints. Biking also helps to strengthen the legs which gives your veins added support. Cycling can be done on a stationary bicycle or outside, making it an extremely versatile activity.
Yoga and stretching are extremely beneficial for varicose veins. They help to promote blood circulation and can help with balance! Check out our in depth blog on yoga and varicose veins, here.
These exercises are great to help minimize varicose vein symptoms, aid in managing the disease, or helping to prevent the development of varicose veins. It is important to realize that while these exercises may help your venous disease, they are not treatment methods. The only way to get rid of your varicose veins once and for all is through treatment!
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.