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At-Home Exercises for Poor Circulation

Circulation of blood throughout the body is one of the most important functions in our biological system. Circulation supplies oxygen to the organs in the body and to the brain. Poor circulation can be caused by a number of factors. Some of these include smoking, lack of exercises, or sitting for too long. You begin to feel numbness, tingling and other uncomfortable and undesirable symptoms. 

Fitness expert and guru Rosalie Brown can walk you through several basic workouts that can be done at home to increase circulation and lubricate the joints, to ultimately reduce pain.

Calf Raises

  1. Hold on to a chair to enhance balance.
  2. Lift your calves nice and high.
  3. Squeeze the calves hard to increase blood flow.
  4. Flex your toes as you lift.
  5. Engage in a rock and roll action as you move up and down.
  6. Do eight reps.

A woman demonstrating calf raises.

Knee Raises

  1. Hold on to a chair to enhance balance.
  2. Lift the knees high to encourage circulation through hips and knees.
  3. Alternate knees from left to right.
  4. Challenge your balance by holding each leg up.
  5. Do eight reps for each leg, 16 reps total.

Woman demonstrating knee raises.

Pelvic Lifts

  1. Lay down on a mat.
  2. Go up into a bridge position with the legs at a 90 degree angle and arms parallel to the body.
  3. Lift your buttocks and squeeze as hard as you can.
  4. Release and drop down to the mat.
  5. Repeat.
  6. Do 8-16 reps.

A woman demonstrating pelvic lifts.

Get Moving and Get Better Circulation

It only takes a few minutes out of the day to increase blood flow and feel better. If you sit during the day for prolonged periods of time, take breaks to do these simple exercises and get blood flowing throughout your body and to your brain.

Click the following link to learn more about poor circulation.

For more great articles and tips on exercises, eating right, and taking care of your health check out our Living Pain Free blog.

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