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5 tips to avoid heavy legs on plane

by Sonia Chartier, on 24 May 2016, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins
Heavy legs

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

No matter what form of transportation you use, sitting still for long periods of time can put you at risk for deep venous thrombosis.

This condition has earned the facetious nickname of “economy-class syndrome”, as it reflects the canned sardine-like nature of airplane seats in the economy class—and reduced leg space…
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Varicose veins exercises – “Do”s and “Don’t”s

by Sonia Chartier, on 18 April 2016, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins
varicose veins exercises

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Do you have varicose veins and are wondering if exercise can help? Are you unsure which forms of exercise could help and which to stay away from?

This article will briefly touch base on the “do”s and “don’t”s of exercise for varicose veins, but first, let’s revisit the basics of varicose veins for those of you who aren’t familiar with the condition…

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Varicose veins injections, what are the risks?

by Sonia Chartier, on 16 March 2016, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins
varicose veins injections

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Varicose veins…one of vanity’s great arch-nemeses. Both genetics and individual behaviour are important factors in the development varicose veins and other venous disorders.

Because women are twice as likely to be affected than men, many of you go great lengths to address this issue, so what are your options? This article will briefly explore “sclerotherapy” (surgically hardening of the veins’ lining) and provide some natural options…

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5 typical symptoms of a poor circulatory system

by Sonia Chartier, on 23 February 2016, Circulation
poor blood circulation

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

Often we refer to swollen feet and cold hands as “poor circulation”, but what exactly does this mean?

Is our heart not pumping blood properly? Are our lungs not absorbing enough oxygen? Is that oxygen not being carried to the organs and tissues that require it? Is the blood thicker and thus slower? Are only our arms and legs affected by “poor circulation”?
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Skin brushing for better circulation?

by Sonia Chartier, on 8 February 2016, Body Care, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins
skin brushing

We are so good at taking care of the skin on our face through our exfoliation, cleansing and moisturising routine, that we often neglect taking care of the skin on our body.

Did you know that the skin is an organ of elimination, and just like our kidneys and liver it releases more than a pound of waste products every day, so it is important to take care of it and give it a little extra helping hand.

This is where daily body brushing comes into play as this can aid the lymphatic system and give the body that extra boost…

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