Blood flow in the body can be successfully stimulated by simple exercises and daily activities. Poor circulation occurs when veins and arteries lose elasticity, which makes it difficult for blood to flow through the body. Symptoms of poor circulation include a range of problems (dizziness, numbness of the feet and hands, fatigue, leg pain, etc.). These symptoms should not be ignored because they can lead to serious health problems (high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, etc.). Causes of poor circulation are lack of physical activity, poor diet low in fiber, smoking, excessive use of fatty foods, nervous diseases. Poor circulation means an increased feeling of coldness in the feet and body, tingling in the arms and legs, cramps in the legs and arms. This unpleasant condition can be avoided the fastest with more intense physical activity. More intense physical activity is accelerated by stretching exercises lasting 15-20 minutes.
1. Stretch your fists – stretch and spread your fingers. Then clench your fist into your fist. Hold for a few seconds. Spread your fingers. This exercise prevents cramps and allows for better circulation. Relax your arms next to your body. Rotate your arms in your shoulders in a circular motion for 1 minute.
2. Short walks – one of the best exercises for circulation is walking. The leg muscles tighten and relax. So they pump blood all over the body. Walking is a lighter form of exercise that lowers blood pressure. Start with short walks two to three times a week.
3. Rotate the door – counting to ten, turn your head to the left and then to the right. Then turn your head in a circle. Finish the exercise by lowering your head until it touches your chest.
4. Stretching muscles-morning stretching is important for waking up and activating muscles in the body. Grasp the wrist under the fist and pull the arm above the head. Repeat with both hands. Place your hands on your lower back. Push your pelvis forward. lower yourself into a “squat” position. This stretches the leg muscles. Rotate your fists to flex your joints. Rotate your feet to move your ankles around your legs.
5. Toe-heel exercise – is good for pumping blood into the legs when you feel numbness, tingling or pain in the legs. Sit with your knees at a 90 ° angle to the floor. Keeping your heels on the floor, lift your toes off the floor. Lower your heels back. Repeat 10 times.