Circulation is critical for the health of the entire body, however there are many people who suffer from chronic circulation issues. As blood circulates throughout your entire body, it is delivering oxygen and nutrients to the body’s cells, getting rid of the excess waste in your system and ensuring the healing processes are working correctly.

When your blood circulation is poor, this means that your blood is not flowing properly throughout your body efficiently which also means your other systems will be affected. You can end of suffering from a variety of issues, depending on the extent of poor blood circulation, it could range from numbness in your hands and feet to blood struggling to transport cells to a wound site – a critical process to begin rebuilding veins and other important tissue functions, which could lead to wounds taking a little longer to begin healing.

Your body is circulating fluids constantly throughout your entire body, but the most important fluid its circulating is your blood. 5 Quarts of Blood is pumped into your body’s blood vessels every minute, that is 4.73 litres!

If you are a little worried about your blood circulation, we’ve got just what you need to improve things!


5 things - How to improve poor circulation


1. Drink Water

I know a lot of people say drink as much water as you can, but most people do not drink their advised amount of water a day. For men and women the normal amount of water to be drank throughout the day should be around 4-5 pints a day

Water is so important to combat any form of poor circulation throughout the body. Water effectively helps with keeping things flowing throughout your body, this includes getting rid of the rubbish and toxins in the body.


2. Lose the Stress and Relax!

Stress can be one of the most damaging things you can do to your body. When your stress levels are quite high your body goes a little nuts, and the body goes into a mode called ‘Fight or Flight’ mode.
Stress causes major problems for general circulation throughout the body.

Stress causes a cardiovascular system response, changing the heart rate and circulation of blood in the body. Blood vessels begin to narrow and it can effect the body’s general temperature, with many people beginning to experience hot flashes as a result of vasoconstriction.

You have to find ways to reduce your stress so you can save your body from a number of unwanted issues later down the line, this includes poor circulation.

Here are some top ways to fight your stress:

- Chewing gum
- Meditation
- Yoga
- Listening to relaxing music
- Spend time with friends and family
- Take a break and lock your phone away for a little bit


3. A Shiatsu Foot Massage

Having a good foot massage is always a benefit, especially to improve your general blood flow to your feet and legs -not only does a massage bring you great relaxation and relief from the general stresses of life, but also stimulates your blood flow throughout your body.
The pressure that a massage applies to specific areas of your body has the power to move blood throughout the areas that are congested.

We recommend our latest Shiatsu Foot Massager which works perfectly with improving circulation, swollen feet and ankles and fantastic for relaxation.

A foot massager can not only boost your poor circulation in your feet, but it improves it to the rest of your body. Sometimes our feet are the areas that do not get as much love as the rest of our body when it comes to general massages.
Find out 5 other benefits of an electric foot massager.

4. Stretching your body

Most of us spend our day sitting at a desk in the same position for hours, which you know can cause a whole mix of problems for your body.
Make sure you make the effort to stand up, move around and stretch here and there. This can help combat poor circulation issues, as well as many other possible problems that can occur when sitting still for long periods of time.

Stretching helps increase blood flow to all areas of your body, especially tissue and organs. Just a few minutes of stretching a few times a day can drastically improve your general blood circulation.


5. Tens Machine can improve blood circulation

Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation (TENS) is an effective way of stimulating your muscles and increasing the blood flow to a specific area of treatment.
Tens Machines usually come with several programs that change the general electrical current / impulse, essentially switching your muscles on and off causing them to contract and release repeatably – this nearly replicates a normal activity such as walking or a massage.

Using a Tens Machine will help condition your muscles by improving the capacity of your vascular system. Blood vessels will begin delivering more oxygenated blood to your muscles so they last longer and perform far better.

There are a range of Tens Machines available for these types of tasks:

- Wireless Tens Machine – £125.95
- Premier Tens Machine – £67.90

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