8 Ways to Improve Your Circulation ...

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Poor circulation can be caused by a lot of things.

If you have bad circulation, you should definitely see a doctor.

It doesn’t always point to something dangerous or serious.

Some people just have it, myself included.

Cold hands, cold feet, stubborn cuts and scars: these are awful nuisances, but there are some things you can do to help.

Here are 8 ways to improve your circulation.

1. Home Hydrotherapy

Home Hydrotherapy

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Alternating treatments of hot and cold can help you a lot.

“Hydrotherapy” sounds like one of those expensive treatments you’ll have to pay a fortune for at a spa, but you can do it yourself right in your home – in your shower, in fact.2

Alternate between hot water and cold water – that’s all you have to do.

The combination ultimately oxygenates your blood.

In addition to improving your circulation, this method increases your energy.

Just don’t be too extreme with the temperatures.

It especially helps if you focus on the affected body part, so if you have a shower attachment, you can also go that route.

2. Exercise and Activity

Exercise and Activity

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Staying active is a surefire way to keep your blood moving.

Even walking regularly will do wonders.

Increasingly, this is one of those things you have to really work to make time for, there’s so much to do every day, but it is worth the time it takes.

It can relieve stress as well, give you more energy, and improve your life and your health in many more ways.

3. Eating Right

Eating Right

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Incorporating the right foods into your diet can help a lot.2

Naturally, you should limit your intake of certain fats.

Foods that are high in fiber will make your circulation better as well.

4. Stretching

Stretching

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Exercising aside, doing daily stretching exercises can improve your blood flow too.

There are many helpful stretches out there.

Even standard arm circles or deep knee bends will do the trick.

There are stretches that benefit your limbs, your spine, and even your neck.

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