The New Year is upon us, and its time to make those resolutions. If you’re worried about vein health, here are 5 resolutions that will help prevent those unsightly varicose veins.
Every January brings new members to the gym, looking to fulfill that resolution of dropping some extra weight. The reasons to exercise are countless. Some want to look good for bathing suit season; some want to bulk up; some are looking to maintain a healthy weight. Looking for another reason, here you go: varicose vein prevention. Being overweight is one of the key risk factors for developing varicose veins. Likewise, exercise helps stimulate the muscles and causes healthy flow of blood to the heart.
Buying a Recliner
Kick back! Relax! You deserve it! Catching up on some television is a popular way to blow off some steam after a long day of work. The experience is even better when you can relax in a comfortable recliner. Comfort isn’t the only benefit of a recliner though; a recliner actually helps with healthy flow of blood to the heart. By keeping your legs elevated, your veins are no longer working against gravity to pump blood back to the heart, making it easier for them to do their job. This helps prevent blood from pooling and causing varicose veins. So next time you need to justify kicking back, just say you’re doing it for your health, or your vein health at least.
Just like exercising, the benefits of walking are numerous. Adding more steps is a great way to improve your health when you can’t fit in time to go to the gym. There are many ways to add extra steps throughout the day. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. Park further from the entrance of the store. If you’re grabbing fast food, don’t use the drive-thru.
Do you have a job where you sit a lot? Then you have probably heard of the harm it does to your body. Do you have a job where you stand a lot? Then you have probably heard of the harm it does to your body. How can you win? Well, take breaks. Studies have shown that taking breaks during work increase productivity and creativity. It also will improve your vein health, as standing for prolonged periods is linked to varicose veins. Set aside time each day to grab a coffee, go the gym, or take a walk with a coworker. It will leave you healthier both mentally and physically.
If you have varicose veins, treatment is the best way to restore vein health. That is because varicose veins are caused by a malfunction in the veins. USA Vein Clinics offers 3 treatments, all of which are minimally invasive and covered by most insurance. Call us at 888-768-3467 to schedule an appointment. Make your legs a priority in 2015! And remember, from East to West, USA Vein Clinics is the best!