Recommended exercises to eliminate varicose veins

Physical activity will help prevent the appearance or reduce varicose veins.

Varicose disease is one of the most common problems in women due to their footwear or other factors that sometimes becomes so chronic that it needs treatment to lower the pressure of the blood that goes down from the heart to the legs.

If you are looking to avoid them because in addition to being painful they are unsightly, you can perform certain physical activities to strengthen the muscles of the legs and promote venous return. Exercising outdoors will be the best option.

Women, victims of varicose veins

Next we will list some exercises that you can do at home, either in your room, living room, on a terrace or in the patio, which collects the specialized portal Better with Health :

1. Scissors

This exercise is known for spreading your legs in the air. What you should do initially is lie down on a surface or mat to exercise. Then, you must lift the legs straight, separate them and put them back together.

Repeat the exercise 10-15 times.

2. Bicycle

This option has surely already been done before in a school warm-up. The steps to follow are:

  • Lying on the floor, or a rug or mat.
  • Pedal, like on a bicycle, energetically.
  • Repeat the exercise between 15 and 20 times.

3. The clock

The third suggestion that will help your legs is that they rotate in the air. The first thing you should do is lie down on a surface; lift a straight leg and twist it, as if cleaning glass, in a clockwise direction.

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You will do the same with the other leg and repeat between 15 and 20 turns with each leg in each direction.

4. Heel-toe push-ups

This exercise should not be done lying down but, failing that, you will choose to sit down. Place your heels on the floor and lift your toes up. Then lower the balls of your feet and raise your heels.

Finally, repeat 20 or 30 times.

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Remember that between each exercise it is necessary to rest to relax the muscles and avoid injuries. Before doing the exercises, consult your doctor about other alternatives and also insist on having the help of a trained trainer. (I)

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