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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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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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4 top vitamins to banish varicose veins

by Sonia Chartier, on 21 March 2017, Healthy Eating, Healthy legs - varicose veins
veins

What nutrients do you need to banish varicose veins? Varicose veins can be a distressing occurrence; however they are preventable, with your diet sometimes playing a key role.

But what types of food can help to prevent varicose veins? In this article, we explore the top 4 nutrients that can help to prevent and banish varicose veins.

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Unexpected benefits of leg massage

by Sonia Chartier, on 21 November 2016, Circulation, Healthy legs - varicose veins
leg massage

co-written by Rick Olazabal, BSc, BN 

If you’re a frequent runner or a very active person—whether an athlete or not—you would understand and appreciate the therapeutic benefit of physical therapy, which includes stretching and massage.

For those of you who aren’t as active as you’d like to be, don’t fret, you can still benefit from therapeutic – or relaxation – lower limb massages.

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