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Make more time for ‘me time’!

We all admit to times when days go buy before we take some time out for ourselves. We’re often so busy helping others and getting ‘must do’ things done, that ‘me time’ ends up on the back burner.

Either we don’t think of adding ‘me time’ to our to do lists and if we do, it’s probably right at the very end of the list. What’s more, when we do think of doing something for ourselves, there’s that nagging feeling called the guilt factor that creeps in and robs us of the very thing we sorely need and deserve…self-care!

 

Leg health care to do’s may not even be on your self-care list yet. If you suffer from the effects of poor leg circulation such as heavy, tired, achy, painful, itchy or swollen legs, NOW is a good time to make some ‘me time’ to care for your legs.

Start with putting your body’s needs into perspective by reflecting on what your legs do for you and how often you simply rub that aching spot on your leg and soldier on. 

Try to imagine what is going on inside your legs when this happens. Instead of the blood flowing normally through your legs, your blood is now in a traffic jam. It’s pooling in one area, unable to do its job, and making your legs feel uncomfortable. Your leg circulation needs your help!

 

Now that you’ve given yourself a moment to reflect on your body’s need, take 5 minutes to plan how you can start to give your legs the support they deserve. 

Don’t overwhelm yourself with too many things to do at once. Start slowly, choose one or too actions and then add to your daily leg care list each week. There may be some items to add to your shopping list as well. Most importantly, be sure to add these ‘to do’s’ to your diary. 

Here are some examples to get you started:

Morning Routine

During the day Routine

Night time routine

  • Take Venavine® Capsules daily for ongoing leg circulation support. (A nice an easy one to start with!)

  • Take a break from sitting or standing. Go for a walk outside or to the restroom on the other side of the building.

  • Take a warm bath to boost the blood flow in your legs.

  • Do 5-10 minutes of an exercise known to improve blood flow to the legs e.g., walking or stretching

  • Do exercises whilst sitting at your desk. E.g., heel lifts or leg extensions.

  • Elevate your legs on pillows while you sleep to help your circulation.

  • Wear compression stockings.  

  • Rub in Venavine® Intensive cream for on-the-spot relief.

  • Give those uncomfortable spots on your legs a massage with Venavine® Intensive Cream.

  • Pack Venavine® Intensive Cream in your handbag.

  • Keep a water jug at your desk and stay hydrated throughout the day.

  • Drink a glass of water an hour before you go to sleep.

  • Wear a fashionable, comfortable pair of shoes E.g. Froggie 

  • Book yourself a leg massage. You’ve earned it!

  • If you haven’t done so yet follow Venavine® on Facebook or Instagram for weekly leg health tips & advice.

 

Venavine® is here to support you every day, every step of the way! 

 

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