15 Super Foods And Other Ways To Improve Circulation (#8 Is Simply Amazing!)

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Good blood circulation is more important than many people realize. It is only through our circulation that oxygen, nutrients, and minerals get delivered to all different body parts. Our body must have good circulation for proper organ function and cell growth as well as cell regeneration.

Poor circulation can affect our liver, kidneys, heart, and brain. Typical symptoms of bad circulation are dizziness, confusion, headaches, hair loss, dry skin and edema, pain in the legs, irregular heartbeat, tingling feelings, or numbness in the extremities, plus cold hands or feet.

There are many factors influencing poor circulation, including smoking, excessive levels of caffeine, alcohol consumption, poor eating habits, and a sedentary lifestyle.

Sometimes it is a temporary problem, such as pregnancy or food allergies, but other times poor circulation is a result of medical problems such as diabetes, thyroid disorders, hypertension, nerve problems, narrowed blood vessels, and obesity.

One of the good things about circulation is that, for most people, it can be improved with just a few changes or additions to your life.

Keep reading! We have 15 amazing ways to fix circulation problems in a jiffy!


1. Massage

Regular massage is for much more than just feeling good and relaxing sore muscles — massage can help move blood into congested areas. A full body massage will widen the blood vessels, improving the flow. You can get a professional massage or have a partner warm up some almond, coconut, or olive oil and massage the body, always massaging upwards, towards the heart. Repeat two or more times a week for best results.


2. Hydrotherapy

Wow. Is there anything sweeter than sitting in a Jacuzzi or hot tub and telling everyone that it’s for a medical reason? You aren’t being lazy; you are engaging in a healthy activity, friends! Improve your circulation by enjoying a sauna, steam bath, Jacuzzi, hot tub, or even just a hot bath three times each week. Hot water will dilate the blood vessels and encourage blood flow.



3. Regular Exercise

It must be said that exercise is the easiest way to promote good blood circulation. You don’t need to run a marathon to get the benefits of exercise; just simple mild aerobic exercise, such as walking, will improve blood circulation. Try getting 30 minutes of exercise five days a week for best results. Everyone is busy, but everyone can find three 10 minute bits of time to do a little walking, biking, or even just climbing the stairs a few times.

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