Looking for simple ways to naturally boost your body’s circulation? Focus on these simple — yet impactful — daily habits today.
Exercising daily, getting enough rest, and eating a heart-healthy diet that is low in fat and high in fiber will all help enhance your everyday health and circulation. In addition, incorporating superfoods and natural vitamins or supplements that are renowned for their circulation-boosting properties is a great idea, too.
These are all common “good health” habits that you’ve heard time and again and may (or may not) already be incorporating in your daily life. But here are three more that may be new to you!
Dry brushing is an age-old technique of brushing the skin’s surface in a specific pattern (starting at the extremities and brushing the body inwards towards the heart) with a bristled dry brush. Most often, it is done on dry skin before your morning shower and many people find it gives them an energy boost. The best part is it takes less than 10 minutes to do!
Proponents of dry-brushing say it stimulates the lymph system and helps the body rid itself of toxins, improves skin health (smoothing skin, reducing cellulite and clearing the pores), boosts energy levels, and increases circulation.
I love it and have noticed definite boosts in energy levels and improved skin health. Try it and see for yourself!
Rebounding is a simple aerobic activity that anyone can participate in, no matter their age or fitness level. This gentle exercise is easy on the joints and consists of bouncing on an exercise ball or jumping on a mini trampoline to help boost circulation.
Now, hold up… If you are picturing a slew of leotard-clad ladies bouncing around to beat-poppin’ 80’s tunes in leg warmers and headbands, it may be time to readjust your thoughts on this (re)emerging mode of fitness. Though I definitely won’t judge if you do decide to get jazzed up in neon with your girlfriends for the occasion, rebounding is also something you can do from the comfort of your own home to help boost your circulation and mood.
Rebounding stimulates blood flow throughout the body and aids the heart and lymphatic system. It also helps reduce the occurrence of unhealthy veins and builds muscle tone in the lower extremities.
From extreme endurance athletic endeavors to a standard walk to work, one of the most highly researched and proven treatments for boosting your circulation is quality compression apparel.
Medical and performance compression socks, leggings and stockings help manage pain and swelling in your legs, alleviating discomfort and improving blood flow.
Research-based evidence shows that compression socks aid in the stabilization of lower leg muscles and oxygen delivery. Targeted compression zones in them also decrease the risk of Achilles injuries, shin splints, muscle fatigue and blood clots by improving circulation.
As a bonus, compression socks are usually covered under most extended health care plans when prescribed by a medical professional. Plus, companies like Lunatik Athletiks now offer medical and performance compression socks in beautiful patterns to suit your unique personality by being fashionable and funk-tional!
Taking care of your circulation can be quick, functional and fun!
As a mother of three, business owner and longtime health advocate, my goal is to offer you easy steps that will help get you to your goal, while encouraging you to have fun along the way.
From personal experience, I have learned that when we’re in good health, we feel rejuvenated and ready to conquer our next journey. Reach out to me if I can help you on your path!
Kelly Roth is the Founder/CEO of Lunatik Athletiks, a “Designer Compression” company in the medical and athletic market.
After completing Ironman Austria in 2011, the importance of a holistic approach to health and self care became very clear to Kelly. Caring for body, mind and soul with things that inspire us and bring joy to everyday living is the foundation that her company, Lunatik Athletiks, was built on.
Each and every day, the Lunatiks team encourages and promotes preventative medicine while helping their clients achieve optimal leg health and a higher quality of living.