Symptoms such as cold hands and feet, tingling, chronic fatigue, fainting, lightheadedness, dizziness, swollen, heavy and painful legs are signs of poor circulation.
The causes of poor circulation are many:
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Hot in the summer
- Too high heating in the house
- Wearing clothes that are too tight
- Air travel
- Excessive salt consumption
In addition to changing these daily habits and trying to maintain good nutrition, it is good to activate the circulation with targeted exercises!
It is known that sitting very often or on the contrary standing a lot has negative implications, so it is essential to take a few minutes in the morning or in the evening to activate the circulation by doing some exercise.
HERE ARE SOME SIMPLE EXERCISES:
- Lie down on the ground and place your arms at your sides. Place your legs against the wall and bend them slightly and cross them. Lift the buttocks off the ground by pushing with your arms on the floor and take your feet off the wall. All for 10 repetitions. Repeat the series 3 times.
- Avoid crossing your legs when sitting down. Sit with your feet firmly on the ground.
- For those who sit for a long time: raise the heels from the ground several times, pivoting on the toes. Perform for 10 repetitions, repeating the series 3 times.
- For those who stand a lot: lift rhythmically on tiptoe. In this way the calf muscles contracting and releasing will help the blood flow back to the heart. All for 10 repetitions. Repeat the series 3 times.
HOW TO FAVOR THE INFLUENCE OF BLOOD
A practice developed by Abbot Sebastian Kneipp, founder of modern hydrotherapy is dry brushing or literally dry brushing.
It is a technique that favors the flow of blood and lymph to the heart, in fact, the movements that are made with the brush have a single direction which is towards the heart. Activates microcirculation and has the same function as a scrub that promotes cell renewal.
It starts by brushing the front part starting from the arms then the chest and abdomen, ending with the legs. Then you move on to brushing the back always starting from the back and then ending with the legs, always making a movement from the bottom up. It is preferable to perform this technique in the morning for a few minutes.