You know the old saying, “Use it or lose it?” Well, it happens to be true, especially concerning your vein health. To help keep your veins in tip-top shape, here are a few surprisingly simple tips from vein experts.
Daily exercise like walking or stair-climbing keeps your legs moving, which is essential to maintaining healthy veins. Specifically, pumping your calf muscles reduces the pooling of blood and pressure in your veins.
Avoid sitting for long periods.
Sitting for long periods of time is a no-no because it encourages blood to pool in your legs, increasing pressure, which can compromise vein health over the long term, leading to complications like varicose veins.
Try rebounding (trampoline fun!)
We know this sounds silly, but research shows that rebounding on a trampoline actually alleviates stress on your body by giving your body a temporary break from the pull and pressure of gravity.
Feed your veins.
Eat a colorful diet with leafy greens, rich purples, and vivid oranges, reds and yellows. Vibrant-colored veggies get their color from bioflavonoids, which help to prevent the development of varicose veins and improve vein health over time. Other consumables that improve your circulation: garlic, ginger, salmon, citrus, raw nuts, olive oil, celery, and fiber.
Board-certified vein surgeon Dr. Surya Challa and his team offer years of experience and the leading treatments for improving and maintaining vein health with minimal downtime. To learn more about vein treatments, please call 757.663.5461 or request your personal consultation online today!