Two Tips for Avoiding Spider Veins This Summer

With summer quickly approaching, there is no better time to show off your legs. Unfortunately, when many of us look down, we see those ugly spider veins that map our legs. Although we know that we should not feel bad about having them, many of us find it difficult feeling confident showing off our legs in the cute dress they just bought for the summer. Today, we will give you two vein tips to help avoid or reduce spider veins on your legs.

Exercise More

Regular exercise is a critical component of a long and healthy life. Nonetheless, exercising is something you either love or hate regardless of its benefits. Even the most motivated people are guilty of not wanting to exercise at times. We are all human, after all. That being said, did you know that regular exercise can have a beneficial effect on your veins? Exercise can help decrease your risk of developing spider veins. How is this possible you may ask? Well, one of the benefits of exercising is that of weight control. When was the last time you saw someone who exercises regularly be morbidly obese? You don’t. Obesity is one of those risk factors that can promote varicose and spider vein development since obesity and a mostly sedentary lifestyle often go hand and hand. 

Exercising regularly and living a more active lifestyle, in general, will help a person avoid varicose and spider veins. Strengthening the legs helps to keep your legs strong and healthy; it can also make them look more toned. Eventually, you will not only have the confidence to show your legs off; you will want to show them off at the pool this summer. 

Luckily, it can be easy to exercise your legs. You don’t have to run mile after mile or lift weights until your legs are crying in pain. You have to walk more to improve the health of your legs. Set aside some time in your busy daily schedule to walk. It can be that easy. 

Instead of parking right next to your workplace, trying parking a little further out so that you can get some steps in. Make time to walk your dog every night. You will love getting out and your best friend will too. Take the stairs instead of the elevator. We have options available to us that we can choose every day that can allow us to get just a little more exercise. 

Improve Your Posture

Another tip in helping to avoid the development of spider veins is to pay attention to your posture. Whether sitting or standing, poor posture can result in a higher risk of developing spider veins. So, improve your posture to help you feel more confident in your legs.

How do you improve your posture? The first step is quite simple. Make a conscious effort not to sit or stand in one place for too long. Some businesses have even gone to standing desks for their employees to help minimize what would have traditionally been a sitting job. If you have a job that will not allow you to stand, try to get up periodically or walk around your desk every so often. Any movement or activity is better than none when it comes to the health of your veins. 

When it comes to vein health, posture is usually one of the last things many consider. Like with many of the symptoms that are commonly associated with vein disease, most of us often overlook them or learn to live with them. That is until those same symptoms start to affect the quality of our life. Don’t let yourself fall victim to a poor posture and bad veins. Take care of your posture, and your posture will help keep your veins healthy. 

STL Vein & Cosmetics is here to help:

After reading today’s blog, we hope that you can take these tips and learn how you can help yourself and your spider veins. Summer should be a time to show off your legs. Don’t let those ugly spider veins run your life. Be confident in how your legs look and feel by taking these two tips to heart. Remember that the vein experts at STL Vein & Cosmetics are here for you. Just call 314.842.1441 to schedule your free consultation today. Let us help guide you towards healthier legs. 

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