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Desk jobs and circulation

People who have both bad circulation and a job in which they are forced to sit behind a desk all day have serious problems with getting their blood flowing.

If a person has peripheral circulation problems, then they must make changes to their lifestyles in order to reduce the effects of the problems and to relieve the pain that results.

The problem is that even though these changes are fairly easy to implement at home, it can be tough to make these changes if your job forces you to sit behind a computer in a small cubicle all day.

There are routines and exercises that are recommended to help with such circulation problems that will get rid of the pain and the swelling, but, a lot of times, a person will not be able to take their shoes off at work, put their legs up on the desk and massage them, which is normal.

However, there are methods and techniques that are both effective for relieving pain and swelling due to poor circulation and acceptable for the workplace and won’t make the boss angry.

Tips for improving circulation at work

It is important to move around as much as possible, because when a person moves, the blood starts pumping and the aches and pains in the legs start to go away. Instead of sending an email to an colleague that works down the hall, it is a good idea to get up and go talk to him or her face to face instead.

The person should also get up and walk around every half hour or hour, perhaps to make a cup of coffee or get a drink of water. Every time a person gets up to go somewhere, they should stretch their legs a little bit by their desk as well.

Being as active as possible while at work with these little walks around the building and stretching exercises that are minimal and unnoticeable will help greatly to reduce the aches and pains experienced in the legs due to poor circulation.

Another good idea is to wear compression socks, which will not only help to reduce the swelling which results from the pooling of blood and lymphatic fluids in the lower legs, but also offers great support to the blood vessels that need to be active in order to continuously pump blood through the body.

There are also leg exercises that a person can perform under their desk while sitting that are completely unnoticeable to others. Rotating the feet, stretching the legs, Flexing the calf muscles, bounding the legs up and down, are all simple methods that can help to stimulate blood circulation even when the person is forced to sit behind a desk all day long.

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