Today I am going to talk about “3 Best Exercises For Healthy Blood Flow & Circulation In Your Legs” for 2023
This is important for anyone who has:
- leg pains or cramping
- varicose or “spider” veins (or prevention)
- numbing and tingling in your feet
This is also very important because poor blood flow and circulation are one of the primary causes of heart & brain problems.
This is because it can lead to negative health issues such as:
- blood pressure problems
- hardening & narrowing of your arteries
- unhealthy cholesterol
- plaque build-up blood clots in your veins.
3 Best Exercises
I think walking is one of the best exercises you can do and almost anyone can do it, anywhere, any time of the day and it doesn’t cost you anything.
Ideally, you would walk outside in fresh air if possible. First thing morning and/or late evening are good times, but whenever you can is better than nothing.
To start, all you need is about 15 minutes, 3x weekly.
Ideally, you would work up to daily walks of about 30 minutes. And if you have pain or trouble walking, even 3 minutes is a good start.
Try your best to walk just a little bit every single day.
A rebounder is basically a mini-trampoline. I like this because it is very low impact and super easy on your joints.
It also helps clean your lymph nodes, which helps prevent many health problems.
I put mine in front of the TV while watching a favorite show and do it for about 10-20 minutes daily. You don’t need much at all.
By the way, you’re not trying to jump high on it and try to touch the ceiling.
You only need to go up a few inches. Just enough for your toes to be off the rebounder.
It’s just a light, up-and-down motion.
Again, almost anyone can do it, anytime and anyplace. You can even travel with it.
Body Weight Squats
This last exercise is great for building and strengthening your entire lower body … From your ankles to your leg muscles and all the way to your lower back and stomach.
You can simply use your own body weight and do sets of about 15-20 repetitions.
Of course, if you’re first starting out, simply doing even 2-3 comfortable repetitions is a great start. Go down as far as you are comfortable and without pain.
Over time, as you get stronger and more flexible, you can do more repetitions and go deeper.
Ideally, you would do maybe 1 set of 15 or more repetitions, 2-3x daily. Maybe in the morning, noon and nighttime.
More often and throughout the day helps keep the blood flow regular and continuous.
And if you don’t have good coordination, simply hold onto a wall or something sturdy as you squat down.
Poor blood flow is bad for your health because it negatively affects your entire body.
The best exercises for improved circulation, especially in your legs are:
- Daily walking
- Using a rebounder
- Bodyweight squats
Of course, you should get the “okay” from your doctor before starting any exercise program. But use common sense and start slowly and build up every week – intensity, duration, and frequency.