Boost circulation in just 3 minutes
Many of us with existing circulation problems, may be worried our cardiovascular health will be affected in the coming weeks through self-isolation.
With poor circulation, the body’s supply of oxygen and nutrients to the affected arteries is reduced so it is important to try and keep moving as best we can.
Here we have put together a 3-minute circulation booster to encourage you to get that blood pumping!
Circulation boosting regime
- March on the spot for 20 marches, keeping shoulders back, back straight and stomach muscles pulled in
- Continue marching and add shoulder rolls. Lift both shoulders to your ears then back and forwards for 20 counts
- Finish with 10 alternating knee lifts, bringing each knee up to your opposite elbow.
As with all exercise, if you have not done any for a long time take it easy at first and if you feel any pain then stop the exercise.
Other ways to improve circulation
The following ways can prevent or reverse poor circulation and boost cardiovascular health:
- Quitting smoking.
- Eating a heart-healthy diet – lots of fruits and vegetables and limited saturated (animal) fat.
- Keeping your weight within healthy limits.
- If you’re diabetic, keeping blood sugar levels to normal limits.
- Taking prescribed medication to help reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol.
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