Kaya Skin Clinic shines light on factors that cause such discomfort
23 October 2018| Last updated on 24 October 2018
Most of these factors are common but some of them may come as a surprise. Regardless it’s always beneficial to be aware of the damage we do to ourselves.
Most of the damage arises from spending long hours at your desk; some of this damage is reversible as long as one takes precautionary methods in time.
A New Method of Exercising: Working Out Your Willpower
Failing to exercise regularly or being inactive for large periods of time will surely have an adverse effect on metabolism, insulin tolerance, body weight and the health of your heart. In the long run, physical inactivity can also lead to formation of cellulite, varicose and spider veins, blood clots on the legs or fluid retention in feet.
Siting for long periods of time also affects people who may exercise regularly or are considered relatively fit. As being inactive for longer periods of time is a risk factor regardless of your workout routine.
Here’s where the willpower workout comes in: step away from your screen, stand out and step out of the office for a quick walk. This should be repeated every 30 minutes to ensure your body and muscles are getting enough movement.
Take Your Legs Out for a Walk Regularly
If recently you have felt that your shoes have become a little tighter, then these are telltale signs of you being inactive. Sitting excessively causes blood to pool and clot in your legs; it also causes swelling in your ankles, varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis. Another important thing to remember is that sitting in a cross-legged position will pinch your blood vessels and further aggravate swelling.
People who stand for long hours at work also tend to face these issues. This is due to your leg, ankle and foot muscles not having a chance to contract and resulting in restricted blood flow to and from the feet.
High Heels Are Not Always Your Best friend
Slipping into good pair of heels boosts one’s confidence as well as adding a little drama to your outfit. But wear heels for a couple of hours at a stretch and your feet will begin to feel the pressure.
And before you know it the pressure will have reached your spine. And as the day further wears on your calf muscles will get sore and your veins are to protrude. With time your skin will start to lose its smooth texture and varicose and spider veins become more and more prominent.
Here’s how this goes down: Walking with normal flattened feet allows a full range of muscular motion in the legs. The calf muscle contracts and the blood moves through the veins and towards your heart and lungs.
High heels restrict this particular movement as you are mostly standing on your toes and this result in contracted calf muscles. The muscular pump is restricted and does not push impure blood through your veins as it’s meant to. This loss of movement can cause pooling of dark blood in your leg.
If you already suffer from prominent signs of varicose and spider veins then it’s beneficial for you to enjoy the comfort of flats for a while, as heels will only make your situation worse.
If even after switching to flats makes no difference than maybe it’s time to see an expert. Experts can offer customized solutions for problems like vascular pooling, reactivating circulation and restoring the appearance of skin affected by varicose and spider veins.
Socialize Offline and Few More Ways to Fight Cellulite
Planning to catch up with a friend? Ditch your phone and meet them over a cup of coffee instead or better still take a walk around the park or mall and fight as well as prevent cellulite. Facts state that 95% of women suffer from some form of cellulite on their body.
Being fit or on the skinnier side does not offer a free pass against cellulite. Walking, running and swimming are all great ways of increasing blood circulation and loosening up fat tissues.
Fixing dimpled skin can be made easier by regularly exercising and by incorporating energizing movements. Body brushing is also another stimulating way to beat cellulite, though there is no scientific evidence that suggests the same.
Body Brushing is an effective way of dealing with cellulite. An energetic scrub, when done daily with strokes directed towards your heart or chest area where the lymph system drains, can help boost circulation.
Enlist an Expert’s Help
No matter how much you take care of your body, there are going to be times when you need the help of an expert. This is where the region’s best dermatologists step in. They offer customized and tailored solutions for all your body and skin problems.
The solutions include non-surgical and non-invasive treatments that will help with smoothing cellulite, relieving water retention, rejuvenating skin affected by poor circulation to prevent varicose and spider veins and dissolving fat and tightening skin.
Body solutions by Kaya Skin Clinic offer excellent preventative measures that can be taken with the help of experts. And there you go, all the above steps will help you get back in shape before you know it. Fancy a quick stroll now?