Fireworks were lit and the confetti has fallen. With the new year come New Year resolutions. Have you been sticking to your New Year resolutions? Well it is never too late to start. Read on to discover a few New Year Resolutions that benefit those affected or prone to getting unsightly varicose veins.
New Year, New Diet?
Okay we get it. It seems like everyone embarks on some sort of diet or cleanse as the clock strikes midnight. Instead of going on a strict, daily-regimented diet, we recommend dietary suggestions that will help prevent and combat varicose and spider veins. One way to do this is by eating foods high in rutin. What is rutin? Well, rutin is a flavonoid that acts as an inhibitor to a protein that is associated with clots. When the protein is inhibited, it can help reduce vein fragility and permeability of the capillaries. It also leads to reduced risk of heart attack and stroke. Moreover, the following foods are all natural sources of rutin that we recommend that should be added.
New Year, New Exercises
When it comes to your New Year resolutions make sure you consider exercises that benefit your varicose-prone veins. This includes low-impact activities such as the following:
Stress is inevitable when you live a busy life. However, if there is one new year resolution you should take up, it is stress management. When one can successfully manage and lessen stress, it opens the gateway to a longer, healthier and ultimately happier life. The following are some ways to help eliminate stress:
It is no secret that diet, exercise and stress management are key to a healthy life. However, consuming foods high in rutin, partaking in low impact exercises and managing stress are all effective ways to lower the likelihood of getting varicose veins.
Do you have varicose veins or spider veins? Trust the experts at Via Vascular. Our doctors offer minimally invasive varicose vein treatment in Seattle, including EVLT and microphlebectomy. Schedule an appointment today to find out if you are a candidate for treatment by calling Via Vascular at (206) 525-8346 or by filling out our online contact form.Back to article