Table of contents:

Gymnastics for varicose veins: what is possible and what is not
Gymnastics for varicose veins: what is possible and what is not

Exercise for varicose veins is necessary: it relieves fatigue and pain in the legs and improves appearance. But it is important to know which popular exercises should be excluded so as not to harm yourself.

Gymnastics for varicose veins: what is possible and what is not
Gymnastics for varicose veins: what is possible and what is not

With varicose veins of the lower extremities, the superficial veins are dilated, the functioning of the valves and the blood flow are impaired. Legs hurt, swell in the evenings, cramps at night. The skin of the legs darkens, spider veins and protruding veins, seals and trophic ulcers appear.

The causes of varicose veins are different: hereditary predisposition, lack of prevention and timely treatment, insufficient physical activity, prolonged wearing of tight shoes, overweight, pregnancy and much more.

Of course, it is impossible to cope with varicose veins only with the help of gymnastics. Be sure to visit a phlebologist: he will select the treatment and drugs.

What exercises are prohibited for varicose veins

Unfortunately, with varicose veins, many popular exercises and types of training are prohibited. It is not recommended to run, jump, including with a skipping rope, actively squat, step and do classical aerobics.

Also exclude exercises that are performed while sitting on a chair, power presses, and exercises with a barbell and dumbbells - anything that puts unnecessary stress on the legs.

How to do it right

Dosed physical activity in combination with massage, water and medical procedures activates the blood supply to the lower extremities.

This complex can be performed several times a day. Smoothly and gently do 4-5 repetitions of each exercise. Gradually, the number of repetitions can be increased to 10.

  1. Pull the socks towards you and then away from you.
  2. Turn the feet to the left and right.
  3. Make circular motions with your feet.
  4. Perform the familiar "bike" or "scissors".
  5. Roll from toe to heel.
  6. Lie on your stomach and raise your straight legs. You can alternately or both at once.
  7. Finish off with a little stretch. Do it carefully, effortlessly.

If you do not want to be limited only to light gymnastics for the legs, but still dream of losing weight and tightening your figure, start practicing according to our training and nutrition program "I Can".

You will perform complexes of exercises for video tutorials, but you can always consult with the trainer and clarify whether it is possible to do this or that exercise for varicose veins or other diseases. A nutritionist will help you create a nutrition program that is right for you.