Causes of Poor Circulation

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Poor circulation can be caused by a number of factors, including kidney disease, diabetes, lung disease and heart disease. Find out how a lack of exercise, smoking and a poor diet can contribute to poor circulation with help from a professional bodybuilder in this free video on health and fitness.

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Common causes of poor circulation range from kidney disease, diabetes, lung and heart disease. Also, another factor that you have to think about is your environment. Where you're living, what kind of toxins and chemicals you're taking in through pollution and throughout the air. Another factor in poor circulation is not exercising. By not using your extremities, sometimes that can lead to poor circulation, as well. Also, excessive smoking, excessive drinking can constrict blood vessels, therefore restricting blood flow. So, a great thing to do is also to cut down on animal fats, cut down on smoking, caffeine, and avoid excessive alcohol. So if you're looking to improve your blood circulation, a great thing that you can do is incorporate a good cardio-vascular program into your life. Walking, swimming, bicycling. It is key to your success that you have properly fitting shoes, good socks. Also, a great recommendation is wearing stockings. If you have problems with poor circulation in your legs, stockings are a great way to incorporate blood flow to the blood vessels. Eating a well-balanced diet, proper nutrition, vitamins, minerals. You want to try to avoid sugary and animal fat foods.


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