Posts Tagged ‘foot’

Prone One Leg Quadricep Stretches: Lay belly down (prone) on a pad on the ground. Grasp the left foot at the instep or front of the toes with the hand of the same side. Put the knee of the left leg next to the knee of the right leg. Pull on the foot to bend the left knee. Maintain this position for 20 seconds, then switch legs and repeat. Do each leg at least twice. Read on »

Do varicose veins leave you hiding your legs behind long skirts or pants?

The condition may be hereditary. It occurs when valves in veins break down and cause blood to collect in unsightly and painful areas.

But there are some simple things you can do to prevent the problems and keep your legs beautiful.
Walking, running and other exercise can build your calves and keep your blood vessels healthy.

Crossing your legs is a no-no. It may be the polite thing to do, but it’s bad for you. It may block blood flow and increase the risk of varicose veins and other blemishes.

As a rule, never leave your legs crossed for more than a few seconds at a time.

If you work on your feet a lot, wear support hose and shoe inserts.

Finally, do leg stretches every day. They’ll keep your legs looking and feeling in tip-top shape.

Crack climbing has long been a hobby of mine. There’s something about using your hands in a manner separate from grabbing the rock, sticking your feet in and torquing them around to give you leverage rather than balancing on them for support. Read on »