Some of the most common questions that come up when someone is diagnosed with varicose veins pertains to exercise. Is exercise safe? Will it worsen my condition? Will it cause me to experience pain?
Exercising with varicose veins can improve blood flow to your heart and strengthen vein walls. And although exercising is a recommendation for someone with varicose veins, there are some things you need to know to make sure you’re exercising safely.
Tips For Safe Exercising
- Listen to your body. No matter what, your body will let you know if the exercise is too much. If you begin to feel dizzy or sick or experience pain while exercising, stop.
- Always warm-up and cool down. Warming up and cooling down allow your veins to gradually ease into or out of the workout. Slowly increasing the blood flow in your veins prepares your cardiovascular system to start exercising. It helps prevent injury as well. Cooling down slows your system down and lets your heart rate and blood pressure to slow too.
- Slow breaths. Sometimes when you exercise, you don’t realize that you stop breathing to strain your muscles. Make sure to pay attention to times what that happens and replace the breath-holding with slow, steady breaths. Holding your breath can make it more difficult to release pooled blood from your legs.
- No heavyweights. Lifting heavy weights may put a lot of pressure on the veins in your legs. So, heavyweights may not be the best exercise option for someone with varicose veins.
- Stretch. After cooldown is the perfect time to stretch out your legs. After cooling down, your blood flow slows down. Stretching further improves your circulation.
Safe Exercises For Someone With Varicose Veins
The best exercises for someone with varicose veins are ones that get your blood pumping and force pooled blood to pump out of your legs. The following exercises are ones that will help improve circulation in your legs:
- Riding a bike.
- Going for a walk.
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