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Six easy tips to help you keep healthy legs

  1. Photo of women's legsMove! - Walk, climb stairs, and move your legs around 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 hot season, refresh your legs with a cool shower. Avoid long exposure to heat like sunbathing, hot baths, sauna that may lead veins to dilate, and induce swelling.
  3. Raise your legs - In order to ease the venous blood return, elevate your legs at home while sitting on the sofa or lying in bed. At the office, have a leg rest under your desk.
  4. Exercise - Regular exercise is always recommended for a healthy body. Some sports reinforce a better venous blood return like swimming, walking, biking, gymnastics, and yoga. Sports associated with sudden brutal stops like tennis, squash, hockey, volleyball, and basketball are less beneficial.
  5. Control your weight - Having a healthy diet will help you keep a normal weight thus lowering leg symptoms and swelling.
  6. Wear compression socks and hosiery - Quality compression socks and hosiery improve venous circulation to prevent and treat venous problems.