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Benefits of raising your legs & putting your feet up?

benefits of raising your legs

There are many health benefits of raising your legs if you have a medical condition or even if you don't

Here are a few examples:

  • Reduces swelling. Raising your legs can help to reduce swelling by allowing gravity to pull the excess fluid away from your extremities. This is especially beneficial for people with conditions that cause edema, such as heart failure, kidney disease, and varicose veins
  • Improves circulation. Raising your legs can help to improve circulation by increasing blood flow to your lower extremities. This can help to prevent blood clots and improve wound healing.
  • Relieves pain. Raising your legs can help to relieve pain in the legs, ankles, and feet. This is especially beneficial for people with conditions that cause pain in these areas, such as arthritis and peripheral neuropathy.
  • Promotes relaxation. Raising your legs can help to promote relaxation and reduce stress. This is because it can help to improve blood flow and reduce muscle tension.
  • Improves sleep. Raising your legs can help to improve sleep by reducing swelling and pain. This can make it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.

If you have a medical condition that affects your legs, talk to your doctor about how often and for how long you should raise your legs. They may also recommend other ways to improve your circulation and reduce swelling.

Other things you can do to improve your circulation and reduce swelling

  • Exercise regularly & keep active. Exercise helps to improve circulation and reduce inflammation.
  • Lose weight if you are overweight or obese. Excess weight can put pressure on your veins and make it more difficult for blood to flow.
  • Wear compression stockings. Compression stockings help to squeeze your legs and improve circulation.
  • Avoid sitting or standing for long periods of time. When you sit or stand for long periods of time, the blood can pool in your legs. Get up and move around every 30 minutes or so.
  • Drink plenty of fluids. Fluids help to keep your blood flowing smoothly.
  • Elevate your legs when you sleep. This will help to reduce swelling and improve circulation.

By following these tips, you can improve your circulation and reduce swelling, which can help to relieve pain, improve sleep, and improve your overall health.

We provide a range of riser recliner lift chairs that can raise your legs at the touch of a button while seated. Click on this link to see our great range.


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