Monthly Archives: February 2020

How to Achieve Your Best Legs by Summer 2020!

It may feel like the cold season will never end, especially in the unpredictable Reno-Tahoe area, but summer is approaching quickly and will be here before you know it! If the thought of wearing shorts and swimsuits this summer makes you nervous due to spider and/or varicose veins – it’s not too late to make a change and see improvement in the appearance of your legs!

Winter and early spring is an ideal time schedule a consultation and receive vein treatment with the Reno Vein Clinic, bringing you one step closer to the beautiful legs you want before your fun-filled summer. Dr. Merchant and the staff at the Reno Vein Clinic are incredibly experienced and have treated all severities of spider and varicose veins. We offer four different treatment options to help you achieve your desired results before the first sunny lake day of 2020. Read about all our treatment options here!

Take the first step towards your best summer legs – If you’ve noticed some of the signs and symptoms of varicose or spider veins, call the Reno Vein Clinic at (775) 329-3100 or visit our website today.

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Avocado Grapefruit Salad: National Grapefruit Month!

February is National Grapefruit Month! Grapefruits are not always universally loved, but for those who enjoy them, they are a great fruit to consume because of their high nutrient and low-calorie content! This salad is fresh tasting and delicious – the perfect combination of acid and fat.

For this salad, you’ll need:

  • 3 avocados
  • 3 grapefruits

For the dressing:

  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

  • Whisk together dressing ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Slice avocados and break grapefruits into segments.
  • Arrange slices on serving dish.
  • Drizzle avocado and grapefruit with vinaigrette.
  • Top with freshly ground black pepper.

 

Enjoy!

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Cardiovascular Health Tips for American Heart Month!

American Heart Month is here! Did you know that strengthening your cardiovascular system reduces your risk for varicose veins? It does this by improving the circulation in your legs, which reduces the risk of blood pooling in the veins. Cardiovascular health also enables you to maintain a healthy weight, which eliminates lower leg pressure known to cause varicose veins in some cases.

 

If you feel like you’re behind on your cardio routine – this is the perfect month to start! We’ve compiled some easy beginner tips to get your blood flowing on a daily basis, just in time for American Heart Month!

 

Practice low-impact movements you can do anywhere.Trust us, nobody needs a fancy gym membership to improve their blood flow (but if that’s what you like, go you!). There are plenty of low-impact workout movements that get your heart pumping without leaving the living room. For example, check out these beginner yoga posesfrom one of our previous blog posts!

 

Plan your cardio routine with your favorite TV show. Once you’ve got the at-home cardio movements down, you can work them into the parts of your day that include a whole lot of couch sittin’! Try doing cardio movements during commercial breaks, or make up fun games that dictate your workout movements based on what happens in the show!

 

Update your desk space. If you spend a lot of time at a desk, think about how you can update your workout environment to be more cardio-friendly! For example, under-desk bike pedalscan help you keep your legs moving periodically throughout the day.

 

Have fun and stay healthy!

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Festive (But Healthy!) Valentine’s Day Snack Mix

Valentine’s Day can be so exciting! Picking out sweet cards for loved ones, fluffy teddy bears and… So. Many. Sweets. Although celebrating the occasion may feel like a setback in your healthy eating goals – it doesn’t have to be that way! A healthy snack mix (with just a hint of sugar) is the perfect way to have a festive treat without overindulging.

For a Valentine’s day snack mix, you’ll need:

  • 1 cup freeze dried strawberries
  • 1 cup strawberry yogurt bites
  • 1 cup rice or corn Chex
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup dried cherries

That’s it! Mix together in a bowl and enjoy on your own, or with someone you love (if you’re feeling generous).

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