How to stop poor circulation ruining your life
“I’ve been told I’ve got poor blood circulation and if I don’t do something about it, I could be dead before I’m fifty!” – Does this sound familiar?
- morbidly overweight
- a “terrible temper”
– all these things individually can contribute to high blood pressure.
If you suspect you have poor circulation and have noticed you have calf pain when you walk, see your doctor for a full medical assessment because it could be a sign of serious artery problems. It might also be a symptom of Reynaud’s disease, an inherited autoimmune condition which can come on at any age and interrupt blood flow to the fingers, toes, and even nose and ears, making the extremities painful. All possible health problems need to be ruled out.
Bad blood circulation can be an annoying hereditary trait, but whatever its cause, here are some tips (which we can all follow even if our circulation is fine) to help improve blood circulation.
Kick out the evil weed for good (circulation)
We all know that many smokers display ‘optimistic distortion’. That is, they fool themselves that their hacking cough, wheezing chest, rapidly wrinkling skin, and poor circulation “has got nothing to do with” smoking cigarettes.
Once they can stop kidding themselves and see tobacco for the life destroyer that it is, they have a chance of escape.
Although smoking restricts blood flow into the extremities (one reason why smoking increases male impotence), circulatory benefits of quitting smoking are pretty instant, with blood pressure and circulation both returning to more normal levels within thirty minutes.
Work that body and improve circulation
If you have hypertension, a build-up of plaque in the arteries causing them to narrow, so any exercise planned has to be very gentle and manageable.
Fortunately, even a daily brisk walk has massive benefits for your circulation. If smoking has damaged your arteries, exercise can help develop smaller blood vessels which can help bypass any blockages.
Gentle aerobic exercise will help improve your circulation and all over health and fitness, and will also help manage stress, a big contributor to circulatory problems.
Relax deeper and more often
Prolonged and intense stress is awful for your circulation. The antidote to stress is to relax often, manage the demands life places upon you so you don’t feel overwhelmed, and do things that you enjoy.
Gentle exercise is a relaxant; walking in nature can help lower blood pressure; and laughing with friends is also a wonderful way to unwind.
Find a good relaxation CD or download and make a point of relaxing deeply to it three times a week. Weight Loss is an added benefit of healthy changes to improve blood circulation.
Try natural circulation boosters
Try to limit the use of salt, alcohol and coffee, because these substance are known to dehydrate the body, causing arteries and veins to narrow, reducing blood flow.
Certain foods have been shown to boost blood circulation naturally. Garlic has been used for centuries to improve blood circulation and help heart health. And a recent study conducted by Dr Ann Walker, senior lecturer in human nutrition at Reading University, found that about 1g of dried ginger taken every day can improve the circulation in the hands and feet by expanding the blood vessels.
Also, avoid too many processed carbohydrates and eat a good balanced diet full of antioxidants found in fresh vegetables and fruit.
The Manna Blood Circulation Support was specifically formulated to improve blood flow the natural way.
“I get so angry!”. “I can’t help it and I’m not going to change now!”
Actually, anyone can learn to get a handle on their angry outbursts. It is a fact that getting very angry very often is a bigger predictor of early death through heart disease than smoking, bad diet, and lack of exercise put together. In fact, even recalling times you felt very angry can be bad for the heart.
Make your health your priority to improve circulation
Blood circulation is one indicator of how healthy (or not) you are. Get yourself checked out often by having regular blood pressure checks, take exercise, watch obesity and stress (including that oh so destructive anger)and eat healthily.
Mahatma Gandhi once said: “It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.”
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