Fresh news for a healthier lifestyle
Most of us expect to wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and well-rested – but for many this isn’t the case. We often wake up feeling irritable, groggy or unwell – but today I want to talk about why you might be waking up with tired, heavy legs.
The term ‘tired legs’ often includes feelings of heaviness, stiffness or a dull ache. I explain some of the common causes of this symptom, as well as the steps you can take to manage it. Continue reading >
Although the symptoms of heavy legs and swollen ankles are usually associated with long-haul flights, given the right conditions, the same symptoms can develop in a car, bus, boat or even on your comfy sofa at home. Sitting for long periods at a time, cramping your legs, or not moving them, all encourages poor circulation, allowing blood and fluid to build up in your legs and ankles. The result – at best, pain, swelling, stiffness and quite probably, varicose veins. Charming.
So if you are planning to embark on a long-haul flight, or are making a long journey by some other means of transport, follow these 10 tips to ensure your holiday adventures are not marred by legs which feel like lead… Continue reading >
Summer is upon us and however much you love the hot weather, it can have unpleasant effects on your lower limbs.
So why do your legs hurt? Why do your feet feel like they are filled with cement and why are they heating up like hot water bottles? Continue reading >