Today’s urban lifestyle and the pace of modern society only adds additional pressure on our bodies to take us through the daily challenges and all the stress that goes along with it, and since we are not getting any younger, our bodies start giving us warning signals that not everything is in spotless order. Our legs spend a lifetime carrying us, but rarely do we stop and think about the strain that they are facing and how to keep them healthy.
That’s why varicose veins are a common condition nowadays. This problem of dilated veins is mainly caused by dysfunction of venous valves (which control the blood flow direction) but it is also linked to obesity, heavy lifting which adds direct pressure to the veins, medication containing high levels of estrogen, various injuries and improper skincare and nutrition. Luckily, there are plenty of techniques to keeping this nasty condition at bay.
Keeping your skin moist inside and out is the first step toward its resilience. By drinking plenty of fresh water you hydrate the skin cells from the inside and also maintain a lower blood pressure which releases tension from blood vessels and capillaries. Also, preserve your skin’s flexibility by applying moisturizing body lotions after showering.
Shorter, cooler showers
While we’re at the subject of showers, try to make them as brief as possible and resist the urge to turn the bathroom into a hot steam room. Keep the water as cool as you can find comfortable and try not to make your showers longer than 10 to 15 minutes at a time. Save the singing concerts for a real stage.
Working out regularly has many benefits and rewards for the most disciplined, healthy bodies being the most important prize. Even the most basic cardio exercises like hiking, bicycle rides or jogging can kick up the circulation and speed up the blood flow which leads to vitalized and elastic vessels, prevents clogging and twisting of the veins (which eventually leads to spider veins). Exercising is a must especially for those who spend a lot of time sitting or standing in a still position. Remember to make frequent breaks and stretch your legs!
Proper nutrition is the key to good health, after all, we are what we eat. Being overweight puts additional pressure to the blood vessels and many seemingly normal activities can cause the veins to swell, which can lead to more serious conditions. Consult a doctor and a nutritionist on what is the best nutrition plan for losing significant amounts of weight and keeping the blood flow even. When you reach your desired weight you can easily find many modern leg veins removal procedures which may help you regain clear and healthy skin.
Last but certainly not least, make sure you not only dress to impress, but wear to spare your body of unnecessary discomfort. Popular skinny jeans actually block the circulation and aid vein clogging which always results in varicose veins. Also, ultra-high heels put too much pressure on the ankles and soles of your feet which can only stimulate the condition of prominent veins, if it is already present. Stick to moderately loose clothing, natural materials and anatomically fit footwear and your body will be showing signs of gratitude well into your old age.
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