One of the leading causes for aching, tired legs is poor circulation. This is common for people who work standing on their feet all day. A good way to get circulation moving into your legs again is exercise and stretching those muscles, followed by a soak in warm water.
Things You'll Need
- Sturdy chair
- Warm water
- Epsom salt
Stretch your legs first. Use the chair for support, keeping one leg in front of the other, and gently lean forward, stretching the calves one at a time.
Take a walk. Your muscles are warm now, so a walk will get the circulation going in your legs again. Don't try to do too much, just an easy pace for ten minutes will help get the blood pumping.
Run a warm, but not hot, bath with just enough water to cover your legs. Add 1/2 cup of epsom salt to the water and stir with your hand to dissolve. Sit in the water, letting your legs soak until the muscles feel relaxed. A hot tub is a good alternative, if you have one available to you.