Healthy legs are part of a healthy lifestyle. At MercyOne Iowa Heart Vein Center, we believe a healthy lifestyle focused on wellness, nutrition, fitness, and leg health is key. This blog will inspire you to take charge of your wellness goals, educate you about vein and leg health, and keep you in the know about MercyOne Iowa Heart Vein Center events.
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The Surgeon General recommends the 10,000 steps a day program to maintain a healthy weight.
Long periods of sitting, whether at the office, in a car or on a plane can lead to deep venous thrombosis or blood clots.
Maintaining a healthy weight limits stress on your legs and promotes general wellness.
Moisturize your skin twice a day to maintain its elasticity and help support cell walls, which in turn can prevent varicose veins.
Exposure to prolonged or excessive heat during long, hot baths can dilate blood vessels, which decreases the return of blood from the legs to the heart and may result in varicose vein formation.
When reading or watching television, prop up legs parallel to the ground by resting them on a stool or a chair.
Smoking increases the risk of damage to vein walls and may result in varicose veins, leg ulcers and osteoporosis.