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November 2011 Newsletter

Holiday Stress - Bad Habits To Avoid

The holidays are upon us and for most that means increased stress. The added stress of holiday shopping, non-stop activities and travel overwhelm us all. If you are like most people and tend to lose sight of your health goals during the holidays, it's time to refocus on yourself and your veins. Do your best to avoid bad habits that can have a negative impact on your long term vein health. Here are a few tips to help keep your leg veins healthy:

  • When traveling (by car or plane) walk around or stand and stretch as often as possible
  • Avoid crossing your legs while seated
  • Take several short walks each day to increase your exercise
  • Wear low heels whenever possible
  • Select loose fitting clothing that does not restrict blood flow
  • Avoid excessive eating which could lead to weight gain

Learn more about varicose vein prevention, vein disease and treatment options today.

Maintaining Vascular Health Through Diet

Varicose veins are a common symptom of vascular disease.  Factors such as lack of exercise, advancing age, obesity, genetic disposition and others can affect the development of vascular disease.  A healthy diet may be effective in reducing these factors’ contribution to vascular disease.   
Simple tips include:

  • Minimize saturated and trans fat intake
  • Minimize salt intake
  • Increase dietary fiber intake
  • Increase fresh fruit and vegetables intake

In addition to a healthier diet, increasing your physical activity may reduce your weight and help to improve your overall vein health.  Learn about other preventative measures you can take to keep your veins healthy.  Already affected by varicose veinsLocate a vein specialist to see if the VenaCure EVLT treatment is right for you.