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.
What is venous insufficiency or varicose veins? Venous insufficiency is a medical condition in which the veins of the body (usually of the legs) cannot pump blood back to the heart. This causes blood to accumulate in the blood vessels and eventually enlarge (varicose veins) or dilate.
You saw them on your grandmother’s legs, and now you see them on your mom. What can you do to avoid feeling the same aching pain? Here are some of the strategies that may help you avoid or delay developing varicose veins:
Before you book your flights, consider which options will keep you sitting cramped in a seat for the least amount of time. If you are flying far, it may be worth your while to split it up – with a day of layover in another city along the way – to give your body a chance to recover.