Understanding Leg Problems
Leg problems ranging from tired legs, swollen legs, leg cramps and spider veins to varicose veins and more are very common as we get older.
Hardly surprising when you consider how much leg work we have done by the time we reach 60.
The alarming thing is that many women don’t do anything about their leg problems. Putting them in the category of “comes with age”.
That may be true but there are many factors that contribute to these conditions. Which also means that there are probably lots ot things we can do to improve them.
Let’s take first the case of tired, achy, swollen legs. If symptoms like these occur toward the end of the day and are gone after a good nights rest, they are probably nothing to worry about. If you are worried or the symptoms have occurred suddenly then consult your doctor immediately.
To help us understand leg problems, think of the main veins that drain the legs like columns of fluid, with built in valves. If the back pressure becomes too great the circulatory fluids diffuse
into the tissues and cause swelling, tingling, aching and general discomfort.
We know that there is a decline in circulation with age especially in the legs. We often compound this by unknowingly doing things that aggravate the problem. Healthy legs could be just a few lifestyle changes away!
Healthy legs on the inside, lovely legs on the outside!
How many of these suggestions could you integrate into your life style to improve the health of your legs?
- Don’t stay at home and put your feet up. Go out and enjoy your life!
- Take a walk.. exercise increases blood circulation.
- Stop smoking. I hope there was no need to say that.
- Keep your weight at a healthy level.
- Don’t wear tight clothes. Jeans, waistbands or underwear.
- Choose comfortable (gorgeous) shoes and change during the day to different heel heights.
- Reduce salt in your diet, it can cause water retention.
- Drink more water and eat more water foods e.g. fruits and vegetables.
- Avoid hot baths, sauna and steam. These are particularly bad for veins on your legs and face.
- When you put your feet up in the evening place them higher than your heart for a while. Lay on the sofa with your feet up on the arm rest.. nice :o) This eases the pressure and aids circulation.
We deserve to be healthy and enjoy our lives now!
Do you need some inspiration to lose weight or begin a gentle walking exercise regime? Read a couple of these pages and you might find just the idea you need.. new trainers or a pedometer whatever gets you started is great!
You’ll find lots of tips on finding motivation, foods to avoid and what to eat instead?
Decide today to do something about your leg problems. Begin anywhere but begin…
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