5 Ways to Take Care of Your Veins this Winter

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With winter in full force, it’s hard to think about caring for your veins when all you want to do is curl up on the couch under a warm blanket. Here are a few ways to help support vein health this winter season:

5 Ways to Take Care of Your Veins this Winter

Move Around

Everyone needs exercise and it’s so important to keep moving in order to keep your veins healthy and reduce the risk of vein disease. Even if you’re cooped up inside due to winter weather, you can still keep moving by doing high-intensity interval training (HIIT) if your joints can handle it, or practicing yoga if they can’t. You don’t have to go anywhere fancy for a dance date night with your partner – just cut a rug in the living room! A little bit of exercise every day is the perfect way to keep your veins in good shape.

Wear Compression Socks

Compression socks can help with your varicose veins and spider veins because they help to reduce the pressure that’s causing your vein problems. If you’re self-conscious about the idea of compression socks, just remember: winter is the perfect time to invest in compression hose because everyone will be bundled up and no one will notice!

Stand When Possible

Winter is the perfect time to work from home because no one wants to brave slick roads. When you’re working from home, make sure you give your veins a break by investing in a standing desk that lets you alternate your time between standing and sitting. Standing breaks will keep circulation going in your legs and keep your veins happy.

Drink Lots of Water

Dehydration has a lot of negative effects on the body, but one of the biggest effects is how it affects our blood. When you’re dehydrated, your blood gets thicker and slows down when traveling through your veins. Whether you’re shut in at home during a snowstorm or out enjoying a winter wonderland, try to drink the recommended amount of water per day.

When All is Said and Done, Put Your Feet Up

Even after a perfect day of smart lifestyle choices, it’s still good to put your feet up once in a while, both for you and your veins. It’s especially important to elevate your feet if you have varicose veins because raising them above your heart will help give your veins the break they need to keep you going.

Talk to Your Doctor

There’s no better solution for varicose and spider veins than consulting a vein specialist. If none of these natural solutions are working for you, it’s time to give Summit Skin & Vein Care a call. Contact us today to set up a FREE color duplex ultrasound scan! Our specialists will be happy to discuss your varicose vein treatment options with you.

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