Healthy Leg Tips

Healthy Leg Tips

1 . Learn to maintain your legs

Are you naturally klutzy or do you just fall down a lot? Try to be more careful; falling can not only hurt your legs but also cause bruises, cuts and scars.

2 . Shave your legs as often as needed

Figure out the best and easiest method of hair removal for you. Some people prefer waxing; some like shaving. With the great products now available for shaving, its easy to find a good shaving gel and a good quality razor. Be careful about your razor choice; sometimes expensive is better. Some people think it is better to shave at night, because it gives your legs a chance to wake up.

3 . Use leg makeup

Use leg makeup if you must, but be cautious as it will transfer to other products. Spray on makeup for your legs is also available. It helps cover up bruises and other imperfections for special events, but is not suggested for daily use.

4 . Exercise

Working out helps to develop shapely and toned legs. Some basic exercises you can do for great stems include:Jumping (with a jump rope or trampoline)Running/jogging,Walking,Riding a bike,Swimming,Stair climbing,Aerobics,Squats and/or lunges,Weight training. Consult a trainer for the correct weights and reps. Usually less weight and more reps will gently build muscle and tone without adding bulk.

5 . Use a scrub

Always exfoliate and wash your legs before shaving them. It helps give them a natural glow from taking off dead skin cells.

6 . Wear skirts and flattering shorts

Wear skirts and flattering shorts that hit your leg in the appropriate place and are the proper length. You dont want anything too short, but you want them short enough to show off your legs. Avoid ankle and tea length dresses and skirts, as well as capri pants that narrow at the knees. These items may show off your legs, but they can also make your hips look larger. If you are tall, make sure you buy pants and jeans of an appropriate length to wear with heels.

7 . Move

Move, climb stairs, move your legs around at the office and at home. Avoid prolonged sitting or standing which may cause leg pain and swelling.Movement such as brisk walking and other aerobic exercise are ideal for both building strength and increasing circulation. Swimming, riding a bike, running and other activities are also great. Set a goal of 30 minutes of sustained activity a day.

8 . Refresh your legs

After a long tiring day, or during warm weather, refresh your legs with a cool shower. Avoid lengthy exposure to heat, e.g. sunbathing, hot baths and saunas as this can lead to dilated veins and swollen legs.

9 . Put your feet up

When youre sat on the sofa at home or lying in bed, elevate your legs to improve venous blood return. When in the office, use a foot rest under your desk.

10 . Maintain a healthy body weight

A healthy diet will help you maintain a normal weight and thus reduce leg complaints. (At a normal body weight, your BMI should be between 19 and 24; BMI = Body Mass Index: Your BMI is calculated by dividing your weight (in kg) by the square of your height (m?)).

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