In the following, we show you how you can prevent varicose veins, by presenting some tricks, which you can use when they start to appear.
Varicose veins can affect many people, especially women, from a young age. This aesthetic problem generally has a hereditary component and can be aggravated by an unhealthy diet, cigarette smoking and a sedentary lifestyle. And pregnancy can make the appearance of varicose veins worse.
This is the time when you can inhibit their development and, at the same time, improve your circulation and general health.
6 tips to prevent varicose veins
Avoid hot water
Although many people get cold very easily, the worst habit you can have when you suffer from poor circulation is to take a shower with hot water. It will be even colder when you get out of the shower, so you will have nothing to gain.
The change should not be sudden, but gradually you need to start using colder and colder water so that your body can get used to the lower temperatures.
At the end of the shower you can rinse with cold water for a few minutes or even alternate cold water with hot water. Pay special attention to regions with varicose veins. Little by little, this change will help you feel your body lighter and healthier.
Move every day
To prevent varicose veins and avoid aggravating the appearance of those that have already appeared, try to move as much as possible. You may not always be able to get to the gym, but do your best to avoid sitting in a chair for too long.
Try to go up and down the stairs, take a walk to a nearby place (if you have time, of course), exercise at home or go on a trip every weekend.
We advise you to take the time to go to the sea or the mountains and to walk barefoot on the sand, on the grass or through the water. By doing this you will improve your circulation and relax.
Adopt the inverted positions
The next exercise will relax you immediately! Your legs support your weight, which is why it is advisable to end your day with an exercise that allows them to rest a little, more precisely, keep your legs up!
You have several options:
- Lie on your back, then place your feet on some pillows.
- Lie on your back and support your legs against the wall so that you form a 90 degree angle with it.
- Adopt the reverse vertical yoga position . You will need to support your body weight with your head or the back of your back. We advise you not to try this exercise if you are a beginner or without first asking the advice of a coach.
Avoid being overweight
One of the factors that can aggravate circulatory problems and varicose veins is being overweight. If you are in this situation, we advise you to adopt a healthy weight loss diet to help you lose weight gradually.
By doing this you will get the figure you have always dreamed of and you will feel better, you will be better off and you will have more energy.
Eat a healthy diet
To prevent varicose veins naturally, you will need to treat your body both superficially and internally. In this regard, we advise you to avoid the following foods:
- White sugar
- Refined salt
- Refined flour
- Fried and semi-prepared foods
- Hydrogenated fats
- Alcoholic beverages
- Intense roasted coffee
Instead, do not hesitate to eat the following beneficial foods:
- Pumpkin seeds
- Cold pressed olive oil
- Cayenne peppers
Use natural remedies
In order for the treatment against varicose veins to be more effective, especially in those times of the year when the circulation in the affected regions is deficient, we advise you to use a natural dietary supplement based on medicinal plants.
It may be a supplement for internal use (capsules, pills, extracts, infusions, etc.) or for external use (creams, lotions, gels, etc.), but to improve your circulation, make sure that it includes one of the following plants:
- Ghimpe forest
- Centella asiatica
And cold gels can help relieve the discomfort caused by varicose veins. These products can be purchased from pharmacies.
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