All sorts of low-impact exercises can help you prevent and manage spider veins and varicose veins in Boca Raton, but you don’t even have to leave your home to get a workout that promotes good circulation. Many simple activities can help you maintain healthy legs even if you only have a minute to spare, and fleshing out your exercise repertoire with a few more can be an asset during vein treatment.
To keep varicose veins and spider veins at bay, try exercises like:
Put a blanket or exercise mat on the ground and lie down with your face up. Lift both legs into the air and do a few scissor kicks, moving your legs as if pedaling a bicycle in midair. The motion of your elevated legs will promote blood flow back to your heart, circulating blood that may have pooled in your legs. You can do this for as long as you like, but the more time you keep your legs elevated, the more beneficial it will be.
Stair Step Heel Lifts
Simply walking on your tiptoes can stretch and engage your calf muscles, but to get an even better workout, you’ll need some stairs. Stand with your toes on the bottom step and let your heels hang off the edge, dangling below the step. Push yourself up onto your tiptoes and gently lower yourself back down, holding on to the wall or bannister if you need a little support. Try doing this about 30 times or as long as feels comfortable to you.
Start on your back just like with bicycle kicks, but instead of lifting both legs at once, slowly bring one knee up to your chest and hold it there. Point the tip of your toe upward, then flex and release your foot, ankle and calf muscles several times. Move on to the opposite leg and repeat for as long as you like, remembering again that longer periods of elevation will help you even more.
These exercises are safe and simple for most people, but remember to ask Dr. Schoenhaus if you’re concerned about their suitability for you. What other easy exercises do you do at home to help during vein treatment in Boca Raton? Tell us your favorites in the comments below!