Heaviness, tiredness, pain, swelling, muscle cramps, feeling of numbness in the legs at night ... These are some of the symptoms of tired legs syndrome.
A syndrome that affects us more every day and that appears due to various factors, such as difficulty in venous and lymphatic return of the legs or sedentary lifestyle, smoking, poor diet, age, some hormonal imbalances and even genetics have to do with it. in the appearance of the discomfort.
In order to cope with these ailments and achieve a better quality of life, here are some tips that can help you keep your legs healthy:
Watch your diet
Food is an important factor in improving the feeling of tired legs. It is important that you eat a diet free of ultra-processed products, fried foods, sweets and alcohol. Eliminate excessive consumption of salt in your dishes.
Hydrate inside and out: drink between a liter and a half and two liters of water a day, in addition to hydrating the skin with specialized products.
Wear light clothing
If you notice that your legs are swollen, choose loose or airy garments that do not put pressure on your skin. Avoid those that are too tight and this way you will improve your blood circulation.
Avoid standing, sitting or in the same position for long periods
If for work reasons or because of the trips you make on vacation you must sit for a long time, make movements of your legs and feet to promote blood circulation. It is also recommended that you get up from time to time and take a few steps.
Physical activity also provides benefits to prevent swelling and leg fatigue. Swimming, walking or cycling without resistance are exercises that promote circulation, so it is advisable to do it for at least 30 minutes each day.
Shower with cold water
In the shower, we can activate the circulation with a good jet of cold water on the legs, forming ascending circles, a lot of relief is also noticed when doing it if you feel pain or swelling.
Massage legs and ankles
The upward massage with a gel for the relief of the heaviness and tightness of the legs with varicose veins, from the ankles to the knee or the hip area, will activate the circulation and relieve the feeling of tired and swollen legs.
Raise your legs
When you finish the day, if your legs feel tired, lie down and raise them above your heart. It can help to place a cushion at the height of the ankles. In this way you will favor the return circulation of blood in the lower extremities to your heart.