If you suffer from poor circulation, you’ll be aware of the many unfortunate side effects it can bring. Uncomfortable swollen joints, tingling as well as general weakness to name just a few. In this post we’ll explore the main causes of poor circulation, how it can be improved and the ways a riser recliner could help.
What Causes Poor Circulation?
Did you know that your body holds about 60,000 miles of blood vessels? Along with your heart and other muscles, they make up your entire circulatory system.
This network of roadways carries blood to every corner of your body. But when your circulation is poor, it slows or blocks the blood flow. That means the cells in your body can’t get all the oxygen and nutrients they need.
Poor circulation can be influenced by a number of factors including:
- Poor diet– Certain unhealthy foods can lead to the hardening of your artery walls, preventing a healthy blood flow
- Smoking– The chemicals found in tobacco can damage the lining of your artery walls effecting circulation
- Age– As we get older our arteries get stiffer, lowering blood pressure
- Genes– Some people are more genetically prone to poor circulation than others through genes
Top Tips For Improving Poor Circulation and Swollen Joints
1. Elevate Your Legs
Elevating your legs, for a minimum of 20 minutes, is a brilliant way to improve blood circulation.
At the touch of a button a riser recliner can raise your legs to a comfortable position, taking the pressure from your joints and improving your blood pressure , a great source of relief.
If you find that you often wake up in the morning with swollen feet or ankles, keeping your feet raised overnight could be a great help too.
Any exercise that helps to get your blood pumping can be of great benefit to your blood pressure. It doesn’t have to be strenuous either.
Try starting off with a simple walk and building up as you become more practiced and you will soon begin to see the benefits to your health and blood pressure.
3. Get Up Slowly From Sitting to Standing
Sitting or standing up too quickly can lead to you feeling lightheaded and dizzy if you suffer from poor blood circulation. A riser recliner can help avoid this by slowly and safely raising you to your feet.
4. Try These Super Foods
Improving your diet can have a dramatic improvement on low blood pressure. Enjoy a balanced diet and try adding these super foods for an extra boost to your health.
- Oily fish
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