Poor Blood Circulation
There are many problems that can be caused by poor blood circulation and the most common ones are problems related to the cardiovascular health. Capillaries, veins, arteries and blood vessels carry our blood through and across our body. Blood vessels absorb the nutrients that are sent to the cells and they are then used for various body processes. Excretory system is responsible for taking the waste that is the result of these processes. The blood has also one very significant role and that is to provide the transportation of the oxygen to the cells and carbon dioxide back from the cells to outside. Poor blood circulation is responsible for cardiovascular diseases, heart attack and high blood pressure. Some of the symptoms of poor blood circulation are the skin turning pale, cold feet and hands and numbness in the arms and legs.
Ways to Improve Blood Circulation
There are many ways to improve your blood circulation and you can start by doing exercise on a daily basis. Poor blood circulation can be caused by blocked arteries, since then there is no enough blood supply to the certain parts of the body. Exercising helps you get rid of the extra calories that you took and in that way improves your blood circulation. You exercises should contain jogging, swimming, aerobics or about 45 minutes of swift walking. You should exercise around 5 times a week for best results.
Many people who are overweight find it difficult to exercise, but there is a diet to help them get to the point of being fit and also to improve their blood circulation. Foods that improve blood circulation include lean protein chicken, rice, bread, potatoes, orange, nuts, pumpkin seeds, watermelon, etc. Foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids like herring, tuna and salmon are very good for improving blood circulation, but you should forget about hamburgers, milkshakes and French fries. They are not good for you. You should take foods that lower your level of cholesterol.
There are also some herbs that can really help in improving blood circulation. Cayenne not only improves the blood circulation, but, it also regulates blood flow, strengthens capillaries and stimulates the heart. For improving memory and improving blood circulation of the brain gingko biloba is a very helpful herb. Hawthorn berry, garlic and ginger are also very good for improving blood circulation.
In many more ways you can get rid of the poor blood circulation, and hydrotherapy and massages are particularly good for improving blood circulation in your feet. It is very important that you rest enough and get a good sleep if you want to avoid this problem. If you are a smoker, you should consider quitting smoking but also reduce drinking of alcohol if you frequently consume it.