Being overweight can increase the swelling and discomfort
varicose veins. The following exercises can help
control weight and may help improve symptoms caused by your varicose
Walk to improve blood circulation in the legs.
Try to walk every day.
Bicycling and swimming are also recommended
for varicose veins. Some doctors say swimming is ideal because, in addition to
working your legs, it puts the legs at heart level and avoids the pooling of
blood in the legs that comes with varicose veins. For more information, see the
Exercise your legs. When you are sitting down,
rotate your feet at the ankles in both directions, making small circles. Extend
your legs, and point and flex your feet. Bend your legs back and forth at the
High-impact exercises such as running may be uncomfortable
for people with varicose veins.