Let’s talk about circulation. Often times in the wellness space, we talk about eating and exercising - very rarely do we talk about the importance of circulation. CIRCULATION is the process by which the heart pumps a person's blood around their body. As the blood circulates, it delivers oxygen and nutrients to the body's cells and takes away waste products. Think of our body like an ecosystem … and good circulation is vital to a person's health.
So, how can someone improve their circulation?
Yoga for example is a low-impact exercise. It involves bending, stretching, and twisting, all of which are movements that can help to compress and decompress a person's veins, which may improve circulation. Additionally, regular cardiovascular exercise, such as jogging, supports the health of the circulatory system and improves circulation.
For all of you tea lovers out there- herbal tea is great. The antioxidants in tea promote cardiovascular health and may improve circulation. This is especially true for green and black tea.
MONITOR YOUR WEIGHT & BLOOD PRESSURE
Maintaining a healthy weight helps promote good circulation. If a person is overweight, it may negatively affect their circulation. Sodium is can especially be dangerous. Nutritional therapist Elizabeth Harfleet says, “Too much sodium can cause contraction of blood vessels, affecting those with circulatory disorders.”
USE A BODY BRUSH
Many folks use luffas when in the shower. The dry brushing before getting in the shower is a technique that supports lymphatic drainage; reduces the appearance of cellulite; and results in smoother, happily ruddied skin. bodybrush or loofah to stimulate your blood circulation and assist in healthy function of the lymphatic system.