Good blood flow not only helps your heart stay healthy, it also enables
injuries to get the healing nutrients they need – this is especially essential
if you have diabetes so that blood can bring these healing nutrients all the way down to your feet!
However, anyone who wants to stay active and healthy can benefit from improved
Luckily there are plenty of ways to get your blood pumping, like running
Chasing Cupcakes virtual race! This fun event celebrates National Cupcake Day, December
15, but you can complete your race any time in December. Just report your
finishing time to get your cute cupcake medal, and the best part is, all
proceeds go to Parkinson’s Disease research!
Of course, if running is not for you, any exercise that gets your blood
pumping will do. Try walking, swimming, biking, jump-roping or even bouncing
on a trampoline – whatever you like! Other blood flow boosters include:
- Avoiding alcohol and cigarettes
- Switching from caffeinated coffee to green tea
- Not crossing your legs when you sit
- Making sure shoes fit
- Massaging your calves and feet
Choosing foods that are spicy, iron-rich, low in saturated fats, and contain garlic or ginger
- Reducing stress
- Eating nuts, seeds, and plenty of greens
- Drinking lots of water
- Relaxing in a warm bath
Try one of these tips to improve circulation, or combine several together
– like eating nuts while taking a bath after running a race wearing
shoes that fit! Whatever you do, just remember -- good blood flow is a
good thing! So, get out there and get that blood pumping.
If you need any help, just give our Houston, TX office a call by dialing
Oh, and have a happy National Cupcake Day!