Varicose veins and other venous diseases tend to result from poor blood circulation in the legs. When the blood is not circulating properly in the lower extremities it can cause many issues for the entire body. We have compiled a list of methods to help improve the circulation of the legs:
Walking is an amazing (and underrated) activity for your health. It is beneficial as
with every step, blood flow is increased throughout the body. Walking helps to increase the heart rate while decreasing the blood pressure. All of these factors demonstrate that walking is an extremely beneficial activity, therefore it helps to improve circulation which consequently aids in reducing the risk of varicose veins.
Aerobic and mild exercise are immensely helpful when aiming to improve circulation in the legs. Exercises such as heel and calf raises work to keep the blood flowing in the lower extremities and can be done at any time of the day. These exercises are beneficial in slightly increasing the heart rate and keeping blood flow constant. Another type of activity that is beneficial to keep optimal blood circulation is yoga. It is a low intensity exercise that can help ensure blood flow increases throughout the body. Yoga is also a great exercise to help alleviate varicose vein symptoms, read more about this on one of our other blog posts, here.
Other ways to improve blood circulation include:
– Wearing compression stockings
– Eating healthy
– Stop smoking
– Elevating legs
– Getting a massage
At Canada Vein Clinics we specialize in the treatment of varicose veins. We offer numerous state-of-the-art 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.