Wear compression socks to maintain youthful looking legs and healthy veins.
Don’t we all wish we could keep our perfect teenage youthful legs frozen in time? Free of all the scars from life or signs of aging, like spider and varicose veins? It would be nice, but sadly it’s not possible. If you’re focused on living a happy and healthy life and want to look as young as you feel, there are some things you can do to keep your legs and their veins healthy.
If you’re predisposed to getting spider or varicose veins, you can’t prevent them from forming. But, you can take steps to slow down their onset, prevent the ones you already have from getting worse and delay the appearance of new ones.
Here are some simple things you can start doing right now:
- Don’t stand or sit for long periods– when possible, take a break and walk around. - Avoid crossing your legs. (The jury is still out on this – some experts say it’s a myth, others not. But it can’t hurt, right?).
- When possible, elevate your legs, preferably above your heart.
- Exercise and stay active – the body was made to move. You’ll not only improve your muscle tone, you’ll increase your circulation.
- Stay hydrated – drink lots of water and replenish your electrolytes after strenuous exercise.