The circulatory system is the internal network that allows the flow of blood to transport oxygen and other nutrients to the cells within the body. The continual flow of blood helps to nourish the body as well as stabilize the PH levels, strengthens immunity and help fight off free radicals and toxic invaders. So, it is safe to say, a resilient flow of blood is detrimental for optimal health and wellness. Unfortunately, though, many people suffer from poor blood circulation – eating an over-processed diet, uncontrolled stress, environmental toxins, immovability, and auto-immune disorders are among the top causes of poor circulation.
Nevertheless, there are effective methods for jump-starting your circulatory system. The conventional way of treating poor blood circulation is with synthetic medication, however, there are alternative methods of treatment that are just as effective without causing harsh side effects.
1. Exercise: Today more than ever, we are sitting more than we are standing. Thanks to the invention of the helpful computer and the ability to work from home, sitting has taken a front seat to walking and standing. Sitting constantly encourages laziness within our internal systems which in-turn influences poor blood circulation. Find reasons throughout the day to get up and move. Take the stairs instead of the elevator, go for a walk, jog in place, take stretching breaks and play with the dog. Make an effort to get at least 30 minutes of heart-pumping exercise every day.
6. Breathe clean air: The quality of the air you breathe can determine the health of your circulatory system. Improve the quality of the air by quitting smoking and ridding your home and office of synthetic chemicals. Ditch the harsh cleaners and replace them with all natural varieties, clean and dust often and clean the air with purifiers and house plants, not synthetic air fresheners. Once you have rid your home of degrading chemicals, practice deep breathing exercises – lay on your back with your body relaxed and your eyes closed and then take a deep breath in and out. Repeat 4 times.The circulatory system is perhaps the most important network within our bodies. Without a continual surplus of clean and healthy blood pumping throughout, disease and acidity are sure to accumulate. Taking synthetic pills to treat poor circulation will only add more acid to your body, however practicing the simple alternative tips above will ensure that your blood is pumping at an optimal level while also promoting enhanced health and longevity. Don’t play too many games too often. My sons love playing Clash Royale and Clash of Clans on their Macbooks – sometimes I wish I didn’t give in to them. They’re perpetually glued to their screens now!