Look after your legs
Taking care of our legs is vital. There are lots of ways that we can help our legs stay in tip-top condition.
Keep the blood flowing.. Move your feet!
Keeping the blood flowing nicely is really important to leg health. If you spend most of your time sitting at your desk, try getting up and moving around as often as possible. If you’re not able to for some reason, doing some foot rotations under your desk or at least flexing and rotating your ankles will help. Dancing whilst the kettle boils will also help your mood and your circulation. Just keep moving!
Getting the balance right
Try not to stand up all day long if you can. (Getting the balance between the two is really important!) If possible walk whenever you can. If you have simple, light errands to run and you’re able to walk, do them on foot! I normally walk to the post box or if I need a loaf of bread from the bakers I walk down. It’s all about doing what works for you.
The fresh air will help you feel better as well as keeping your legs healthy. Often when you get back you feel like all the cobwebs have been blown away.
Make sure you keep your feet and legs moisturised using a good quality moisturiser. Often we remember to moisturise our faces or have some hand cream in our desks or bag. But our legs often get forgotten! Treat yourself to a nice body lotion and make it part of your daily self-care routine.
Make note of any problem areas
If you notice any broken skin, dry patches, redness or other signs of discolouration get it checked out if it doesn’t clear up quickly.
If you feel any pain in your legs and/or feet during or after exercise please do get it checked out.
Legs Matter have produced a Useful Leaflet about how to care for your legs
Here’s a useful leaflet produced by Legs Matter about looking after your legs Click Here
What do you do to keep your legs healthy?
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Sarah Cooper is a Reflexologist, Reiki Master Practitioner, Aromatherapist and Writer based in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, England.
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