Taking Care of Your Legs

legsDespite being the most widely used part of your anatomy, generally legs don’t get the kind of treatment and care that they deserve.

Apart from performing the obvious activities of standing, walking, and carrying your weight around, they are affected when you carry weight, be it on your head or arms.

Well, you need to make them look attractive by keeping them tanned and shaved, but it is important to keep them in good health lest they should begin to look out of shape or refuse to carry out your commands.

You won’t like to go out in the sun to tan ill-shaped legs.  And that prompts me to remind you to use sunscreen while you display them for tanning.

Mind you, any negligence on your part at a younger age may cost you dearly at a later stage.  Start taking care of them to look attractive now and to enable them to take care of you during the later part of your life.

It’s not difficult or very time-consuming. Small steps go a long way in keeping them in good health and shape. Here are a few of those “must do” things to help you achieve the desired results.

Must-Do 1:

Please understand that circulation of blood to your legs is of vital importance. You must avoid sitting continuously for long periods.

While at your desk, get up at regular intervals of about half an hour, walk around the area around your desk, be it at home or at the office.

You could usefully employ these short breaks by fetching something from the next cabin or room. Even if your movements are restricted at your work place, you should at least stand up for a while to enable circulation of blood to your legs.

Must-Do 2:

You must refrain from having hot water or steam baths that cause the veins/legs to swell.
Just warm water is good enough to facilitate circulation of blood.

Must-Do 3:

While sitting, don’t cross your legs. It is desirable to use a hassock or a pillow to elevate your legs. Make use of the leg-rest if it is there on your worktable. While sitting straight, your feet should rest on the floor.

Must-Do 4:

Your clothing shouldn’t be too tight around your waist or legs to restrict the flow of blood to your beautiful legs. Remember that insufficient or improper blood flow causes those not-so-good-looking veins to prop up.