6 simple ways of keeping your legs healthy
Move, climb stairs, move your legs around at the office and at home. Avoid prolonged sitting or standing which may cause leg pain and swelling.
2. Refresh your legs
After a long tiring day, or during warm weather, refresh your legs with a cool shower. Avoid lengthy exposure to heat, e.g. sunbathing, hot baths and saunas as this can lead to dilated veins and swollen legs.
3. Put your feet up
When you’re sat on the sofa at home or lying in bed, elevate your legs to improve venous blood return. When in the office, use a foot rest under your desk.
Regular exercise is recommended to keep your body fit and healthy. Some sports aid the return of venous blood, e.g. swimming, running, walking, cycling, gymnastics, yoga. Sports associated with frequent, sudden stops are less beneficial, e.g. tennis, squash, hockey, volleyball, basketball.
5. Maintain a healthy body weight
A healthy diet will help you maintain a normal weight and thus reduce leg complaints. (At a normal body weight, your BMI should be between 19 and 24; BMI = Body Mass Index: Your BMI is calculated by dividing your weight (in kg) by the square of your height (m²).
6. Wear HIGHLIGHT stockings
They will make a noticeable difference to your legs and support the flow of blood back from the legs to the heart by means of graduated compression, keeping your legs light and healthy.
Recommendation: High-quality elastic textiles should preferably be washed using a detergent with no fabric softener. SIGVARIS‘s special Washing Solution is one suitable option.
(Wash each day in a wash bag)