Get your blood moving!
Proper blood circulation is one of the most vital functions in the body. It supplies oxygen throughout the body, transport nutrition, and hormones, it’s important for our immune system and metabolism, and can even promote healthier and glowing skin, in addition it will help with waste and toxins elimination.
Poor blood circulation usually occurs in the limbs, such as hands and feet. Most often it is caused by problems with blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
Symptoms that indicate poor blood circulation include numbness, muscle cramps, pain or a discomfort at the end of the day, pulsing or burning pain in your limbs. This all can lead to more serious health problems, including heart attack and stroke.
- Ulcers and painful inflamed red patches of various sizes on the feet, a rash that does not disappear.
- Edema. Bad circulation prevents the normal kidneys work, which can cause swelling. If your hands or feet are starting to swell, it’s mean you have a fluid buildup as a result of slow blood flow.
- Fatigue and Pale Skin. Without the right amount of oxygen pumped through the veins there is a slight discoloration of the skin. Fingers and toes will look like after the injury - more blue than usual.
- Varicose Veins. If veins and venous valves that working to pump blood are weakened, it causes congestion and increased pressure in the veins. As a result veins look like twisted and swollen. These veins often appear near the feet and ankles.
- Hair Loss and weak nails. This is one of the most visible symptoms of poor circulation. When the body is not getting enough nutrients, it certainly affects the growth of hair and nails. Hair can become dry and start to thin and fall out. Your skin may become dry, itchy, and nails weak and brittle.
Fortunately, there are many natural ways to improve the blood circulation
- Regular exercise will stimulate circulation. Select the type of physical activity that you will enjoy.
- Get a Massage. Massage stimulates the blood flow. Air Relax Compression system will do the work for you. Sit back, turn your machine on and relax.
- Healthy and balanced diet. Hydrate.
- Stretch. Take short walks; stretch your body, especially if your job requires long hours of sitting.
By Steven Tall December 6, 2016.