Let’s talk about circulation. Have you ever had numbness or tingling in the hands or feet, or they're always cold? Digestive issues? Joint or muscle cramping? Many times, each of these complications can be attributed to poor circulation.
Circulation is the process in 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!
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 people use luffas to increase circulation. Dry brushing prior to showering is a technique that supports lymphatic drainage; reduces the appearance of cellulite; and results in smoother, happily ruddied skin. Try using a body brush or loofah to stimulate your blood circulation and assist in healthy function of the lymphatic system.
GET A MASSAGE
And last but certainly not least... massages are a wonderful way to boost circulation. Getting a massage helps with blood circulation by generating blood flow and relieving muscle soreness. Book a massage with us today!
Always monitor your health and make your wellness a priority. If you are experiencing circulatory problems, speak to a physician or cardiologist for accurate diagnosis and treatment.