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What Are Some Techniques To Improve My Circulation
Strengthen the heart: When it comes to circulation it all begins at the heart. Cardiovascular exercise strengthens the heart and makes it work more efficiently. That's why marathon runners are so healthy. Their heart beats may beat only 50 times a minute and get the job done, as opposed to 80 times a minute in an unhealthy person. ...Read more
Stretching: The best way to increase the flexibility of the wrist or any joint is with stretching. An easy way to stretch the wrist is putting the hands together in front of you in a praying position, and then bring the hands-down forcing extension of the wrist. Next fully flex the wrist, put the back of the hands together and bring the elbows down to help with stretching in flexion. ...Read more
Enhance nitric oxide: L-arginine (if < 40yo and no heart disease), neo40, resveratrol, aerobic exercise, foods that generate nitrix oxide, e.g. Kale, spinach, arugula. Acupuncture, green tea, hot baths. If you have varicose veins or spider veins, also look into butcher's broom supplement. ...Read more
Video-games: Video-games can be therapeutic as well as entertaining. Slower paced activities like hand-crafts, playing a musical instrument, dealing playing cards. Of course more typing would help. ...Read more
Lifestyle Changes: Exercise, weight loss, and compression stockings are great ways to improve circulation within your body, especially to your legs. As we get older the valves in or veins that help return blood to the heart don't work right. By exercising you keep your blood flow strong and heart and muscles healthy. Weight loss reduces excess stress on veins while compression stockings reduce swelling. ...Read more
Communicate & listen: To improve your relationship, really listen to your partner and pay attention to what makes her (or him) feel connected to you. Also, it is important that you open up and communicate with your partner, that will enhance emotional intimacy and help you feel closer too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Form & repetition: Learn and develop good form. On toes, back straight, head straight, even with back. Hands flat, out from and even with shoulders. Practice lowering until chest almost touches floor and raising until elbows straight. Do slowly to develop form and strength. Then practice going faster, but maintaining form, to get repetitions. Practice in am and again in pm. Start slowly and build. You will improve. ...Read more
Make a fist or 2 :): Keep it simple at first. Most people have a spongy ball lying around. If not, they might have a tennis ball or one of similar size for a child or grandchild. Simply place in hand and squeeae it while walking, talking, watching tv. Of course, if there has been some injury to that hand, it is best to see a physical therapist or other expert about specific do's and don'ts. And stop if there is pain. ...Read more
A few things: If you have an underlying medical condition (such as high blood pressure, diabetes, congestive heart failure, thyoid issues etc) have that treated properly. Avoid excess dietary salt consumption, go for walks, and try supportive type hose. If these measures do not help, talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Try planks: Planks are an exercise move that can strengthen the core while maintaining a neutral spine. You can perform this by getting into a push up position and holding this position or get on your elbows while keeping your belly off of the floor. Try this before you workout and you will notice that you activate your core more during the workout. For a comprehensive workout check out www.TheRehabZone.com ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Practice!: For instance: video games, table tennis (ping pong), sports, etc. ...Read more
Avoid caffeine etc: To improve your sleep, avoid caffeine & other stimulants. Recent study demonstrated what we already knew, that caffeine prior to sleep can disturb sleep quality. Check out http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/healthy/getting/overcoming/tips, http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/sleep/art-20048379 & https://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-tools-tips/healthy-sleep-tips for more ...Read more
Exercise, others: Exercising 20 minutes or more is good for your heart and stress. Distraction can help if one is feeling anxious, and relaxation exercises such as deep breathing, muscle relaxation and stretching, and activities that are soothing such as yoga can help. One can learn visualization techniques as well. Getting proper sleep and avoiding alcohol and stimulants like too much coffee or ciagarettes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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