February is the month of love, and we want you to love your legs! You shouldn’t have to live your life hiding because of varicose or spider veins. Good vein health can become a habit and priority in your life! It’s easy to achieve your best physical health with a few simple lifestyle changes. Here are three things you can do to help alleviate the pain and embarrassment caused by varicose veins:
- Schedule a consultation at the Reno Vein Clinic
Dr. Merchant and the staff at the Reno Vein Clinic are experienced in healing all severities of spider and varicose veins. We offer four different treatment options to help you achieve your best legs. Read about all our treatment options here!
- Get plenty of exercise
We know you’ve probably heard this before, but getting enough exercise, particularly gentle cardio, is one of the best ways to keep legs healthy. When you move and exercise, blood flows more quickly through the legs. When you’re stationary for long periods of time, blood can pool, worsening varicose veins. Activities like brisk walking, jogging on sand or other low-impact terrains, biking, and hiking are great for varicose veins. Swimming is also a great total-body workout that really gets blood pumping! Be sure to always consult your doctor before starting a new workout regimen.
- Maintain a Good Diet
One of the best ways to improve leg and overall health is to eat right. When your body has extra pounds to carry, it causes a strain on your legs and veins. Losing weight can be one of the most effective ways to help reduce the appearance of varicose veins. It’s important to exercise and eat well for maximum weight loss. But don’t worry, it’s easy to eat well when you have the right recipes and can make meals that are delicious and healthy! Check out this recipe for Chicken & Quinoa Burrito Bowls! Be sure that you’re including enough water into your diet too. Hydrated veins are more supple and allow blood to flow through them more easily!
Throughout your journey to better vein health, be patient and stay positive. Remember that you’re working towards a better, healthier life!!