Varicose say “no”: gymnastics for the feet


      First of all, to avoid varicose veins, you need to know what leads to it. The most common causes are pregnancy, standing and sedentary work, use of contraceptives, excess weight. If you are at risk, then you should know how to prevent such unpleasant developments.

Try not to overheat your legs, do not stay for a long time without changing positions, move more, use creams with horse chestnut extract and other means strengthening the walls of the vessels, stop smoking, do not put your foot on your leg, sit, drink less than 1.5 liters of fluid per day and start special exercises.

So, every morning, take a few minutes for gymnastics against varicose veins. Lie on your stomach, while bending your knees, hitting your heels with your buttocks. Repeat several times. Such movements improve blood circulation in the legs.

You can perform the following exercise several times during the day. Climb to your toes and sharply return to the entire foot. Exercise should be done until you feel a slight fatigue in the muscles. After a short respite, repeat again.

Sit on the floor, stretching your legs forward in front of you and leaning your hands behind in the floor. Bend one leg and place a foot near the knee of the other leg. The straight leg should be raised, without bending, and slowly lowered, without touching it to the floor. Repeat the exercise 5 times and change your leg. Do with each leg a few such approaches.

Lying on your left side with straight legs and leaning on your elbow, do the following exercise. Put your right foot in front of your left knee and grab the shin with your free hand. The left leg with a bent foot should be raised, lowered and raised again. So several times, how many you can hold your foot without touching the floor. Then turn over on the other side and repeat all the same, but with the other foot.

Stand near a chair and, holding on to his back, spread your legs as wide as possible. Do squats at the level of the knees with a straight back. In this position, it is necessary to raise the heels from the floor and rise on their toes. Hold this way, lower your heels and stand up. Repeat the procedure 15 times.

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