Resulting in a feeling of heavy legs, tingling, swollen ankles, poor blood circulation is a nuisance that should not be taken lightly. This phenomenon is generally intensified over the hours, during hot weather and affects mainly women, the menstrual cycle having a certain influence.
If there are no miraculous methods, there are nevertheless natural solutions to relieve these inconveniences.
Physical exercise can stimulate blood circulation, harmed during hot weather or during prolonged standing. Walking, already, allows reactivating the pumping of the blood in the veins. Twice a half hour in the day is ideal. Do not forget the little daily walks.
Swimming remains a sport that massages the whole body and tones it. It is excellent in all cases because it remains soft for the joints.
On the other hand, high-impact sports are to be avoided, such as jogging, tennis, etc.
And if you spend the day in front of a computer, do not cross your legs and take regular breaks – walk a little.
Drinking enough water helps to thin the blood. Alcohol is strongly discouraged because it dilates the veins.
Wear comfortable clothes
No way to tighten your waist with pants too tight! Feeling good about one’s clothes is essential.
Eat little salty
Eating too salty can cause water retention, so have a light hand on the salt cellar! Aim for alternatives to salt.
Enjoy the red fruits
Red fruits contain flavonoids that exert a protective effect on the blood vessels and capillaries. Blueberries, black currants, raspberries … are thus a very good source of these important compounds.
Raise the bottom of the bed
The immobility of the night is not ideal in case of bad venous return. This is why raising the feet of the bed a few centimeters can help to raise the blood to the heart.
And if you’re a little sporty, do the candle once in a while! Or lie on the floor, and put your calves on a chair at right angles to your thighs.
Massage your legs
Massaging one’s legs from the ankles to the thighs with a suitable product relieves tired legs and stimulates circulation. The gels, often with a fresh effect (generally caused by menthol), are acclaimed for the sensation of freshness they bring as well as for the effectiveness of their active ingredients – often plant extracts such as red vine, ginkgo, and Indian brown. Different galenic forms exist, such as creams, milk, oils, etc.
Some formulas contain essential oils, such as cypress, grapefruit, cedar, peppermint, patchouli … The precautions for use related to the use of essential oils apply obviously in this case – pregnant women, breastfeeding must not use products containing it.
The dietary supplements can help ease the inconvenience associated with venous insufficiency.
Among the most famous plant species: the red vine exerts a protective and tonic action on the blood vessels; the horse chestnut effectively relieves heavy legs; the small holly, natural veinotonic, slows the distension of the veins; the witch hazel strengthens veins; the melitot fluidifies the blood …
There are of course supplements that contain a synergy of plant active ingredients. These include the Berverhill circulation complex, which combines red vine, cherry tails, blueberry, ginkgo biloba and bamboo. Well-being Activate circulation is based on olive trees, red vines, blueberries, and blackcurrants.