10 Tips to Improve Blood Circulation

10 Tips to Improve Blood Circulation

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To ensure your body stays in shape and each organ keeps functioning properly, the blood circulation system needs to be functional. As a matter of fact, it is the blood that carries oxygen and nutrients to different parts of the human body. Without proper blood circulation in the body, your immunity will suffer and you will become prone to a number of ailments. When you find your health and immunity is suffering owing to poor blood flow in the body, there are several remedial measures you can adopt.

Below Listed Are a Few Effective Tips to Enhance Blood Circulation in The Body:

Stay Hydrated

Dehydration can lead to a number of health problems and it can also affect blood circulation in the body. Plasma, which the blood is mostly made of, is composed of water. Apart from drinking pure water every day, ensure you cut down on caffeine and alcohol based drinks as these are detrimental for blood circulation. If you like fruit juice, try making them at home rather than buying OTC variants.

Stay Active

Leading an active lifestyle and doing exercise is beneficial for your health, say the doctors. It is also beneficial for optimal blood circulation in your body. You can resort to various types of workouts, based on your health and lifestyle, budget, etc. Some people hit the gym regularly, but if that is not possible, try performing aerobic workouts at home. Even swimming or running will offer you benefits for blood circulation. Such exercises aid your heart in pumping out blood well, and this ensures the flow reaches each organ and part of your body.

Cut Down On Smoking

There is no need to write an introduction on why smoking is bad for health. It is bad for the heart and so it can affect blood circulation too. Avoiding passive smoking is also advisable in this regard.

Using Proper Footwear

It does not make sense that you sacrifice health and comfort for the sake of fashion! Ill fitting, stylish shoes and slippers can be bad for blood circulation in the feet, as studies have shown. The tighter shoes hamper normal circulation in the feet. Ensure you wear soft and ergonomically designed footwear at all times to enhance blood circulation in the legs.

Using Cayenne Pepper In Foods

Cayenne pepper is an herb that has been used since old times to heal a number of ailments. Eating foods and drinks made with this herb can be good for blood circulation, say health experts. It also offers other health benefits like enhanced metabolism. Foods made with this herb also taste great.

Get Rid Of Stress

It will be hard to find any person, even a kid who is not affected by the menace of modern civilization, stress! Stress is not only bad for sleep and health, it also affects blood flow adversely. When you are stressed, blood flow gets restricted to major body organs. If you cannot evade stress, try yoga or meditation.

Make Apt Changes to Diet

What you eat can have an impact on blood circulation in the body. A diet rich with high fibre and low fat foods ensure an optimum flow of blood. Lesser amount of fat improves circulation across the body.

Massaging Helps

A good massage session helps in enhancing blood flow to various parts of the body. A massage therapist can apply oil or lotions which help decongest tightened and stressed muscles and nerves, which aid blood flow. It also reduces levels of stress effectively.

Eat Fresh Nuts

Nuts are replete with vitamins and essential minerals. Eating Walnuts, almonds and other variants are useful if you want to evade formation of plaque on artery walls.

Reviewed By:

Dr. Kaushal M. Bhavsar (MBBS, MD)

Assistant Professor in Pulmonary Medicine, GMERS Medical College, Ahmedabad