Exercises for varicose veins

It is important to do exercises for varicose veins for everyone, regardless of whether only varicose veins on the legs are visible or knots have already appeared. It is necessary to accelerate blood circulation in all cases, especially if professional activity is associated with a constant stay in a sitting position or you have to stand for several hours in a row. Teachers who spend hours in the ward, hairdressers who spend the whole day creating hairstyles, employees who don't get up from their computers from morning to night, drivers who are forced to wait hours at the wheel in traffic jams. . . There are many of these professions, therefore, in addition to heredity, nutrition, overweight, a passive lifestyle, there is another important point that affects the health of the veins: it is necessary to rest your legs and do at least some training several times a day. For example, if a person is sitting at the computer, it doesn't take much time and space to stretch one leg under the table and rotate the toe in both directions. Of course, there are exercises that require space, they must be performed standing or lying down. But elementary movements that are not noticeable to others are a great way out in this situation.

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A simple set of exercises for varicose veins

There will be only three points here. For the health of your legs, you can afford to perform these quick and easy exercises for varicose veins:

  1. This exercise can be performed both standing and sitting. The leg must be raised above the floor and perform rotational movements with the toe - first in one direction 4 "turns", then in the other. Repeat 10-15 times with each leg.
  2. Like the first, this task is suitable for sitting and standing positions. The foot must be off the ground. Pull the toe towards you until you feel a burning sensation or a warming in your calf (this is what calf muscles work). Hold 4 counts and relax your foot. Repeat 10-15 times with each leg.
  3. For the third exercise you will have to get off the table, but it's worth it. Spread your feet shoulder-width apart. Stand on tiptoe. And imagine that a thread is tied to the crown, which is pulled up. One can imagine that this is a shoot, behind which the whole body stretches, the spine stretches in a relaxed way. 4 counts must "grow", standing on tiptoe and - relaxation, with a return to the starting position. Repeat 10-15 times.

In addition to exercise

  • Someone who spends the working day standing, or at home, has to stand a lot, for example, washing many dishes or cooking for a large family, and so on, should not "freeze" in one position. A good way out is to move from foot to foot, make circular movements with the toes, as in the complex above, dance if the situation allows. You can put a low stool and rest your legs on it alternately. To do this, you can use any suitable object, for example, a ladder rung.
  • With prolonged sitting, no matter how ridiculous it may seem, it is worth turning from one buttock to the other to change the position of the body at least from time to time. It is good to get up periodically and make circular movements with the hips. When working remotely with a computer, it is advisable to replace the chair with a large fitball so that the pelvis is in motion as much as possible.
  • Exercises for varicose veins are perfectly complemented by a contrast shower. Move the flow of water from the bottom up the legs to help blood flow, overcoming the force of gravity. After the procedures in the water, it is good to lie down with your legs raised (the main thing is that the legs are above the pelvis).
  • Also, swimming and walking help fight varicose veins. Just find time to stroll at a moderate pace in the park or in the quiet courtyards. Running, on the contrary, is undesirable. Soft types of sports activities, such as walking and swimming, help improve blood circulation, strengthen the cardiovascular system. And swimming also relieves stress on the joints.