Legs and Feet- Circulation

Exercise, especially walking, is a great way to increase blood flow to your legs and feet. Foot exercises, such as sitting and rotating your ankles one way, then the other.

Foot problems are sometimes the first sign of more serious medical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, and nerve or circulatory disorders. It is important to check your feet often, looking for cuts, blisters, or ingrown toenails. Always speak with a physician if you notice numbness or severe pain in your feet.

Suggestions for Healthier Feet and Legs

  • Wash your feet regularly, especially between your toes.
  • Wear clean socks.
  • Wear well-fitting, comfortable shoes and seldom wear heels
  • Wear shoes when you’re outside and inside
  • Put your feet up when you’re sitting, to help circulation.
  • Do not sit for a long time. Get up and move around every hour.
  • Crossing your legs is not ideal. If you cross your legs when sitting, reverse the cross. Keep them uncrossed as often as you can.

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