The symptoms of varicose veins can include: -Aching and discomfort in the legs, especially tired and achy after standing for long periods of time -Nagging itching in the legs and feeling restless while sitting down (This is because you are unable to get proper circulation to your legs when you sit) -Ropes in the legs (Banding under the skin that appear like thin lines) These symptoms can be debilitating and affect your quality of life.
If you’re suffering from spider veins or varicose veins then your doctor likely advised you to workout regularly. Although exercising helps you maintain an appropriate weight and can help relieve the symptoms caused by swollen vessels, however, certain types of exercise can be your biggest adversaries. For instance, weight lifting can hinder the flow of blood between the heart and legs, which causes the blood to build up and cause damage to the veins. While varicose veins aren’t able to be completely cured with medical intervention but regular exercise can slow the progress of this troubling disease.
7. Bicycle kicks:
Bicycling can stimulate the muscles of the calf and keep the flow of blood moving in the proper direction. Even when you don’t own bikes or it’s a day of rain you can still complete this exercise in the at-home comforts of your at home.
- Lay down in your back and lift your legs in a 90-degree bent.
- Slowly take your right leg and kick it out while maintaining your leg in a bent position.
- Bring your leg back back to the beginning position Switch, then repeat.
6. Leg lifts:
The simple exercise isn’t requiring any specific equipment. If done regularly, it will increase blood flow to the veins.
- Lay in a flat position onto your back.
- One leg is lifted at one time.
- Keep your leg up for just a few seconds.
- Reverse the legs and repeat.
When you perform lunges it is a way to exercise your leg muscles, which increase the flow of blood into the heart. This means that your heart’s muscles work harder and also helps ensure that your veins are in great shape.
- Straighten up and stand with your arms to your sides.
- Step ahead using the foot on your left.
- Begin to extend your left knee and maintaining your back straight with your eyes pointing forward and your arms to your sides.
- Your left knee should be bent until it reaches a 90 degree angle.
- Ten seconds, then come back to the standing position.
4. Calf raises:
This exercise increases muscle strength in your calves. It also improves blood circulation in your body. Calf raises require little exertion and can be done even by those who haven’t exercised in an extended period.
- Make sure you are standing straight and your legs in a straight line.
- Then slowly raise your toes upwards and stretch your muscles of the calf.
- Reduce your toes until they are on the floor and lift your heels. Repeat the steps as many times as you’re at ease.
The movement of rocking is like raising your calf muscles. But with one extra step, this workout can improve your balance.
- Make sure you are standing straight and have your heels in a row, toes pointing out.
- Get on your toes.
- Slowly lower back to the bottom.
- You can rock back to your feet, kicking your toes above the ground.
2. Toe flexes:
A toe Flex exercise is an exercise you can practice during breaks working, traveling, or waiting in a line. If you are at home, lay on a mat, or the floor and keep your feet extended to the side.
- Spread your toes out in the direction you are able, and then back.
- Repeat this cycle 20 times for each leg.
1. Elevating your legs:
If you suffer from spider or varicose veins in your body, your doctor will recommend lifting your legs over the heart whenever it is it’s possible. It can help relieve swelling or painful legs as well as increases blood flow to other parts of the body.
- Relax down on the back lying on your back floor or on your mattress.
- Lift your legs straight in the air , or place them on the wall.
- Keep in this position for a couple of minutes before lowering your legs towards the ground.
Bonus Tip: Clean your legs with cold water
Cold showers increase blood circulation and make it less likely to accumulate within your veins. A regular cold shower will help lessen varicose and spider veins as the accumulation of blood cause veins to grow and show through the skin. A better flow of blood also improves general cardiovascular wellness. Have you attempted one or all of the exercises listed above? Do you know of other exercises to help fight varicose veins and spiders?