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Wellness: 5 Ways To Improve Blood Circulation 

 

Circulation is the process through which a person’s blood is pumped around their body by their heart. The importance of good circulation to one’s health cannot be overstated. So, what are some ways to increase circulation?


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Here are 5 ways to improve blood circulation.

Exercise

You don’t have to hit the gym or spend time on the treadmill to get the blood pumping. Any simple and regular exercise such as walking or house chores are helpful. As you exercise, try not to push yourself too hard. You can advance to more challenging exercises when you feel comfortable with the easier ones. The more physical activity your exercise requires the more improvement in your blood circulation.

Stay Hydrated 

Experts recommend that you drink about 2 litres of water per day. A great way to meet this requirement is to constantly sip on water throughout the day. This will keep your blood flowing and prevent any circulation problems from arising.

Dry Brush Your Body

Dry brushing the skin helps to remove dead skin and improve blood circulation. This is a simple practice you can incorporate into your daily routine. Every day, use a dry brush to scrub your skin before taking a bath.


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Yes, there is a method to dry brushing your skin: start at your feet and work your way up to your heart in circles. Your skin’s surface will become incredibly smooth, and your circulation will increase.

Avoid Prolonged Sitting 

Sitting for long periods can lead to so many health issues. Not only is it bad for your back, but it can also cause poor blood circulation. In addition, prolonged sitting can weaken the leg muscles and impede blood flow to the legs, which can result in a blood clot. Always take breaks when working at a desk or get a standing desk

Elevate Your Legs 

Elevating the legs boosts circulation by taking pressure off the veins. When done regularly, this practice leads to better blood circulation, promotes draining in the veins, and prevents swelling in the legs. To do this correctly, elevate your legs above your chest for 20 minutes every day.

Sources:

VeinClinics

WebMD

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