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5 Ways To Naturally Improve Your Body’s Circulation

by Victoria Marian Belmis / Apr 19, 2022 06:19 PM EDT
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Our circulation system's job is to send blood, oxygen, and nutrients throughout the body. Reduced blood flow to specific parts of the body is usually a sign of poor circulation. While this isn't a condition in itself, it can potentially develop into other issues when left unchecked.

Poor circulation usually occurs in the limbs. Some common conditions that influence circulation are diabetes, obesity, and heart conditions. There are many simple practices one can do in order to regain balance in that system. 

Here are  5 natural ways to improve circulation:

Stay hydrated

Water is perhaps the best way to hydrate, with doctors constantly recommending at least 8 glasses of water a day. After all, up to 60% of an adult body is made up of water. 

Staying hydrated is essential for several bodily functions, including the circulatory system, as it balances blood levels as well. Additionally, green tea may help boost circulation too due to its antioxidant properties.

Keep moving

Just as we are strongly tied to water, the human body was also designed to move and act, working best when different muscles are in motion.

Simply moving is one effective and natural way to increase blood flow and improve the quality of circulation. Activities can come in many forms, including occasional stretches, playing sports, or just taking a stroll.

Have massages

A massage is another way to help boost circulation, as well as reduce stress and induce relaxation. Massages don't have to be professional to help. You can gently massage yourself by hand or use massage equipment to aid with circulation.

Consume a balanced diet

There are specific foods that are believed to be good for increasing blood flow. Ingredients such as cayenne pepper, beetroot, oily fish, berries, pomegranate, garlic, walnuts, grapes, turmeric, citrus fruits, and spinach can support your body's natural functions, as well as provide other nutritional benefits.

Elevate and compress

When it comes to improving circulation and reducing swelling in the legs, keeping them elevated might help on occasion. During rest, try keeping your legs above your heart by propping them up with a pillow.

Wearing compression stockings might help support circulation, reduce swelling and minimize pain. There are a variety of compressions to choose from, ranging from mild to extra firm. The stretchy socks can be bought from the counter or medically prescribed. 

If circulation is becoming an issue, make sure to visit your doctor for expert advice on the treatment. Daily exercises and a balanced lifestyle all contribute to keeping circulation at balanced levels. KPTown's Umeken Nattokinasei is a dietary supplement that can promote circulation within veins while supporting blood pressure levels naturally. The online store currently offers the product at 25% off!

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