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Tone your legs and banish varicose veins

by Helen, on 29 May 2015, Circulation, Healthy Legs, Varicose veins
Multi-ethnic women exercising in park, power walking.  Focus on senior woman (60s) in foreground.

There is a myth that doing physical exercises could make the problem of varicose veins much worse. However, this really only applies to high impact exercises like running or weight training which can increase pressure on veins.

Low impact exercises can actually improve circulation in your legs, stimulate blood flow and help keep your veins and legs strong. Something as simple as walking is an ideal form of exercise to tone your legs to help prevent varicose veins or keep them from getting worse. Any exercises involving legs are good to for preventing and treating spider veins but ones involving the lower calf muscles are the most efficient. Continue reading >

4 top vitamins to banish varicose veins

by Helen, on 28 April 2015, Healthy Legs, Varicose veins, Memory & Circulation

The formation of varicose veins can sometimes be prevented, treated and kept at bay by natural or nutritional changes. Veins transport blood  to the heart. If the blood is to flow efficiently through the circulatory system it must contain all the nutrients and vitamins  that the body needs to maintain good health.

Veins are one-way valves that prevent blood from flowing back to the rest of your body. If these valves become weak or disturbed, the blood flows back into the vein, causing it to swell. As varicose veins become enlarged, they often appear raised or twisted, protruding from under the skin.

Some supplements and nutrition can help alleviate symptoms such as tired, heavy or painful aching legs. So what role can vitamins play in controlling the condition? Continue reading >

Cramping your style

by Alison, on 20 July 2012, Healthy Legs, Varicose veins, Herbal Remedies

Painful, unpredictable and, when happening at night, severely disruptive of sleep, leg cramps can be caused by a variety of factors.

• Varicose veins
• Sudden increase or decrease in physical exercise
• Dehydration
• Lack of magnesium causing poor absorption of calcium

Continue reading >

How Good Are Your Legs?

by Alison, on 27 April 2012, Healthy Legs, Varicose veins

Are they smooth and beautiful or are they criss-crossed with unsightly veins?

Do the veins bulge?

Do you end the day with puffy ankles that detract from the perfect leg silhouette? Continue reading >