Exercising for Healthy Veins

Because vein issues may arise from prolonged sitting or standing, exercise is an important way to keep your veins healthy. The blood circulation that happens during a calf workout helps to decrease the chance of a vein disease. Walking is helpful because it’s a low-impact activity that works out your leg muscles, increasing blood circulation and helping to keep your veins healthy.

Now that it’s getting warmer, challenge yourself to set a goal to walk 30 minutes a day. It’s a great way to keep your veins healthy!

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