Over the past year, the world’s emphasis on self-care has increased by leaps and bounds. More time is being dedicated to conserving our mental peace and caring for our bodies, minds, and spirits in a strong way. Going forward, we can use these forms of self-care to place more emphasis on our vein and cardiovascular health as well! Whether you are prone to vein diseases, are currently treating a vein disease that you have, or want to prevent them, here are some self-care ideas that can also help your cardiovascular system function better–a WIN-WIN scenario!
After a long day on your feet, there are very few things better than relaxing with your feet up. Similarly, compression socks can mimic the effects of elevating your feet throughout the day. While wearing these socks, your feet and legs are being constantly squeezed, prompting the blood flow in those areas to flow upwards to prevent the pooling of blood. Poor blood flow in these areas is a common sign of cardiovascular issues, and it can be treated by using these compression socks on a daily basis. They come in a variety of lengths, strengths, and even colors and patterns. Get your blood flowing with these stylish socks!
Another way to calm your stresses away while also treating your cardiovascular system to some T-L-C is by doing yoga! Yoga is a stress-free, low impact exercise that you can do in the privacy and comfort of your own home or in a studio with others (socially distanced, of course!). By engaging different muscle groups, you are able to keep your blood flowing and increase the amount of oxygen in your blood. This can also strengthen your heart and lower your blood pressure levels over time. Try fun poses such as the “Downward Dog,” the “Warrior Pose,” and even the “Pigeon Pose” to add some blood-pumping activity into your routine!
Going on a diet may not seem very fun or relaxing, but treating yourself to better, more healthy, and more of a variety of foods can not only improve your blood flow, but also improve your overall health! Adding more fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, lien proteins, and whole grains to your diet can add uniqueness to your meals and increase your intake of low fat, vitamin-rich foods, which is vital to vein health. Also, increasing the amount of water you drink daily can help keep your blood flowing more efficiently, reducing your risk of varicose veins and other vein diseases. Lastly, losing some weight in making these changes reduces your risk of heart complications and blood clots.
Increasing your self-confidence can be essential in boosting your mood and life outlook. Why not do that while also treating your varicose veins via a non-surgical option? Sclerotherapy can be a great way for you to lose the look of those unsightly varicose veins and gain the confidence back that you once had about your legs! With a simple 2-4 treatment process, a doctor will inject a solution into your blood vessels, shrinking them until they disappear within 3-6 months. With each injection, your legs will look 50-80% better! Investing in this cost-effective and fairly painless procedure can bring you joy, confidence, and vein health for years to come!
Taking care of yourself in this time of quarantine and unknown is vital to maintaining your health and sanity. Don’t let your vein health slip by the wayside. Tackle both with simple, easy tasks that can help you feel good about yourself and better about your legs and vein health than ever before!
If you have any questions about how you can improve your vein health, contact the specialists at CT Cardio.