10 ways to improve circulation in your hands


10 ways to improve circulation in your hands

Poor circulation occurs when something disrupts this process, preventing sufficient blood supply to some body parts. Conditions that may lead to poor circulation in the hands include atherosclerosis, anemia, and Raynaud's disease. Smoking may also increase the likelihood of poor circulation.

 

"Atherosclerosis is the buildup of fats, cholesterol and other substances in and on your artery walls. This buildup is called plaque. The plaque can cause your arteries to narrow, blocking blood flow. The plaque can also burst, leading to a blood clot"

 

"Anemia is a condition in which you lack enough healthy red blood cells to carry adequate oxygen to your body's tissues. Having anemia, also referred to as low hemoglobin, can make you feel tired and weak. There are many forms of anemia, each with its own cause"

 

"What is Raynaud's and Why does it happen? Raynaud's is usually triggered by cold temperatures, anxiety or stress. The condition occurs because your blood vessels go into a temporary spasm, which blocks the flow of blood. This causes the affected area to change colour to white, then blue and then red, as the blood flow returns."

 

How do you stop poor circulation in your hands?

 

  1. Exercise regularly – this helps improve circulation.
  2. Drink plenty of water, add lemon
  3. Keep your home warm
  4. Wear warm clothes during cold weather, cover hands, feet and head
  5. Eat balanced healthy diet
  6. Decrease salt & sugar
  7. Increase Iron & Vitamin B into your diet
  8. Eat oily fish
  9. Drink tea
  10. Try breathing exercises or yoga to help you relax

 

How else can I improve circulation into my fingers?

Massage your hand muscles with your thumb or squeeze a stress ball.  It doesn't take much to improve your hand and finger circulation, a Hand Strengthener is also helpful and can be added into your daily routine. Keep the blood circulating throughout your hands and fingers while watching tv or on your walk.

Taking a warm bath or drinking a hot cup of water increases blood circulation through arteries and veins.

Vitamin B3 has also been shown to reduce inflammation and increase circulation.

Lemon juice is also helpful; it can improve your circulation and complexion will also help to reduce problems like bloating and a poor immune system, plus give you a boost of energy.

 

What is the best exercise to improve my circulation?

Any activity that leaves your mildly out of breath will improve your circulation including;  jogging, swimming, cycling, team sports, rowing, boxing, dancing, aerobic or cardio classes or bri


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