Improve Circulation at Work and Home

February 10, 2013 Sports

improve circulationEating as healthy as possible, positive thinking and prevention measures which support our health and beauty are not enough for a healthy life. Many of us have a job which keeps us seated for at least 8 or 9 hours per day and this is not great news for our feet circulation or general state of health. Moreover, some studies found it to be the cause of shortening our life significantly. So, at east 20-30 minutes of daily exercise is not a matter of choice but simply a must in order to  get in shape and improve circulation.

 A few tricks we could use at work

Sitting on a chair all day long can cause bad circulation of blood in feet. Here are some simple exercises that could help:

  • Once in a while lift your tip toes, alternatively with your heels. Repeat the exercise at least 10 times for each leg.

  • Another simple exercise is to rotate the ankle to the right and then to the left – 10 times for each direction. Try to take a break every hour, if possible, and walk for a few minutes. It will improve circulation and supply more blood to feed your cells.

…and at home

 Actually, you can start before getting home by getting off earlier and walking the rest of the way – at least 10 minutes. Then, if you live in an upper floor apartment, don’t hesitate to stop using the elevator and start using the stairs in order to improve your physical condition and blood circulation.

Of course it would be best to attend some aerobic classes or a fitness club but if you are too tired or too busy to do this you can still do something for your health – nothing complicated. You could dance on your favourite music for 10-15 minutes or you could try having your personal aerobic lessons at home. How? Very simple: search a video with the kind of sports that you are keen on and play it on your PC or laptop – it’s easier to do your exercises anywhere in the house. If you have an iPad or other notebook it’s even easier, as you can download your favourite applications and exercise anywhere and anytime you choose.

If you have a hard time getting used to daily exercises it’s best to choose short exercise programs – 10-15 minutes, as it would be easier for you to commit to your exercising every day than if you have more ambitious goals, like 30-45 minutes or even an hour of daily workout.