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Is crossing your legs good for you?

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 28 June 2017, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins
crossing your legs

Whether you are sitting on your backyard deck, riding the subway, or patiently awaiting an appointment in the waiting room, sitting with your legs crossed is just plain comfortable. Some may even go so far as saying it is a flattering look for the legs.

Crossing your legs may seem like a harmless – even relaxing – position, but it may come with consequences.

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Do you wake up with tired legs in the morning?

by Sonia Chartier, on 6 June 2017, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins
tired legs

Most of us expect to wake up in the morning feeling refreshed and well-rested – but for many this isn’t the case. We often wake up feeling irritable, groggy or unwell. Find out in this article why you might be waking up with tired, heavy legs…

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The benefits of walking: To live longer, walk faster!

by Sonia Chartier, on 24 May 2017, Circulation
walking

In Sydney, Australia, a group of doctors and researchers working in geriatric medicine decided to see if they could work out how fast the Grim Reaper walks . . .

They had a valid aim, however morbid it may seem…

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A.Vogel’s Menopause Flash: Blood pressure and circulation problems

by Sonia Chartier, on 17 April 2017, Circulation, Menopause, Women's Health

Hello and welcome to another edition of A.Vogel’s Menopause Flash. Today, I’m going to talk about blood pressure, a topic that is particularly relevant here, given that more than 50% of women over 50 will have blood pressure problems at some point.

High blood pressure is known as the silent killer, and for a good reason: some people who have it have absolutely no symptoms whatsoever, at least not until the day they have a heart attack or stroke.

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Phlebitis or varicose veins? What’s the difference?

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 13 April 2017, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins
phlebitis

As we age, some things are inevitable. Things get a little slower, a little looser, and little more challenging.

And one particular area that may take a toll as we age is our cardiovascular system…

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