Many of those suffer from varicose veins feel they are limited in their exercise options due to discomfort, pain, and a concern it might make them worse. Yet removing exercise from a daily routine will actually cause more harm than good. Not only does exercise benefit general health and wellbeing, it also improves the health of veins.
Interestingly, a sedentary lifestyle is one of the biggest contributing factors to varicose veins, especially if you sit or stand for prolonged periods of time.
Exercise can therefore help improve circulation throughout your body, thereby improving symptoms of varicose veins and even helping with prevention. However, it is important to note that there are a number of factors that contribute to the development of varicose veins including genetics and pregnancy.
There are some exercises we recommend you refrain from doing depending on how severe your veins are. These exercises include running and weightlifting. If you’re interested in doing these exercises, run it past your doctor first.