6 Tips for Healthy Legs
What You Can Do to Keep Your Legs Healthy:
- Avoid sitting or standing for long periods of time.
Our circulation improves with physical activity, so GET UP! Take a short walk, climb stairs, or make an effort to move around the office and at home. Avoid prolonged sitting or standing as this may increase leg pain and swelling.
- Avoid extended exposure to heat from sunbathing, hot baths, or the sauna.
Excessive heat will cause your veins to dilate and may induce swelling. After a long tiring day, especially during the summer, revitalize your legs with a cool shower or bath.
- Elevate your legs.
To boost your body’s natural circulation, elevate your legs while you are sitting on the sofa or lying in bed at home. At the office, keep a leg rest under your desk.
- Work out.
Regular exercise helps keep your body healthy. Some sports are better for improving circulation, such as swimming, walking, biking and yoga.
- Manage your weight.
When you manage your weight through a healthy diet and regular exercise, you are more likely to have fewer leg symptoms and/or less swelling.
- Wear graduated compression socks and stockings.
SIGVARIS quality compression socks and stockings improve venous circulation to prevent and treat venous problems.
SIGVARIS has an assortment of products designed to fit your lifestyle. These products can help improve your circulation, increase your energy and aid in keeping your legs healthy. Your physician, pharmacist or SIGVARIS Certified Fitter can help you determine which SIGVARIS product is right for you. SIGVARIS guarantees the compression level in our products for 6 months.
People who benefit from graduated compression include those who:
- stand or sit for long periods of time daily
- have been prescribed anticoagulants
- are pregnant
- have had a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
- experience swelling in their legs and feet
- have varicose and/or spider veins