While some restrictions are starting to ease up, there’s still a lot of uncertainty regarding COVID-19 and the re-opening of the country. Certain states are moving into new phases, but one thing’s for sure: gyms aren’t ready to open. This has caused a lot of people around the country, and even the world, to become more sedentary than usual. With an increase in sedentary lifestyles, more and more people are suffering from poor circulation. Unfortunately, what most people don’t realize is that a lifestyle with little to no activity and increasingly poor circulation can lead to varicose veins, blood clots, deep vein thrombosis, and even death. To help make sure that you’re staying as healthy as possible, consider adding a few simple exercises to your daily routine. Getting up for just 10 minutes every hour or so will drastically improve your circulation and lower your risks of developing blood clots. By adding in one or more of the following exercises, you’ll improve your circulation even more.
On January 19, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s father passed away. In an Instagram post following his death, Dwayne shared a long video to thank his fans for the support and explain what had happened. His dad had been under the weather and battling a cold. During his fight, he experienced deep vein thrombosis. Deep vein thrombosis is a blood clot usually isolated in the lower extremities. While deep vein thrombosis itself isn’t fatal, if the clot breaks free it leads to pulmonary embolisms, which are extremely dangerous. Unfortunately, Dwayne’s father was not able to get his deep vein thrombosis treated prior to suffering from a pulmonary embolism. He passed away very quickly from a heart attack due to a clotted lung.
You know the feeling; the aching, burning, heavy feeling that makes standing and walking painful. You’re not sure when it started, but you know that it keeps getting worse. You’re to the point that you have to think twice about spending a day on the golf course – the place you go to relax and unwind.
Beyond feeling uncomfortable in the summer heat and high humidity, women (and men) who have varicose veins may experience discomfort. Their legs may feel heavy and they may experience aches, pain, and cramping in response to the heat.