de-oxygenated blood for oxygenated blood, which is what every cell needs in order to have normal cellular processes.
Circulation Is Necessary For Life
Blood circulation is necessary for the body to function and remain healthy. Your heart pumps blood through blood vessels throughout the circulatory system. Red blood cells carry oxygen to vital organs, which provides you with energy and vitality. Together, your vital organs and circulatory
system form a unit that works constantly to make sure
the body has adequate blood flow.
Causes Of Poor Blood Circulation
Blood clots can slow or block blood circulation, and when this happens either a stroke
or severe arterial damage can occur.
Ways To Improve Your Blood Circulation
Exercise aerobically. When you do aerobic exercise, the blood flows to all the parts of the body, and the arteries circulate. Exercise is part of a heart-healthy program that gets
the blood pumping through the heart and through the
arteries of the heart.
Eat soluble fiber. Soluble fiber soaks up cholesterol in the gut so that less cholesterol is absorbed by the GI tract. Common sources of soluble fiber include:
o Oatmeal and oat cereal
o Dried peas
Build strong leg muscles. Circulation is more than just about arteries. In order to keep blood flowing, you need to have your veins bring the blood back from the periphery of your body.
Veins that aren’t supported by strong valves and strong muscles can be sluggish and the
flow can stagnate in the legs. This leads to venous dilation called varicose veins.
You can prevent varicose veins and improve your circulation by keeping the muscles of your legs strong, avoiding standing for long periods of time, and by wearing compression stockings,
especially if you don’t exercise much or if your job requires long periods of standing.
Stop smoking. Good circulation requires excellent air exchange between the deoxygenated blood and the oxygenated blood taken in when we breathe fresh, oxygenated air. Smoking can do damage to the small bubble-like alveoli that are where oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange places within the lungs. You need healthy lungs for good circulation and for good air exchange that will provide enough oxygen to tissues in the rest of the body.
Diabetes and Blood Circulation
Those who have diabetes need to pay special attention to overall health and blood
circulation by getting regular medical checkups.
Diabetes can cause poor blood circulation throughout the whole body,
and especially in the feet and legs.
Exercise is very important to improve blood flow and reduce the risk of serious complications
that poor blood circulation poses in those who have the disease.
Healthy blood circulation not only makes you healthy, it improves how you look
by promoting a healthy skin color and glow.
It also supports and promotes healthy brain function by keeping your mind focused and sharp.