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How to relax your legs after a long day

Our legs are that part of our bodies that are under constant pressure, they are the ones much affected by our way of life, by our weight and our posture in general.

When we’re standing or sitting for a long time throughout the day this can cause discomfort and pain. First of all because this resists the muscles and secondly because the blood circulation does not flow properly. Usually that is accompanied by the accumulation of fluids.

The swelling of the lower extremities is more common than we think . It can bring pain and affect one or both legs. It appears as a matter of “seriousness” and is characterized by a feeling of fatigue followed by “tightness” in the legs.

To find a solution for tired legs, you can resort to the benefits of certain remedies and natural recipes. These can be put into practice in the comfort of home, at any time.

 

 

Bath salts

It is one of the remedies for tired legs that produces relief instantly. When you return home from work for example you can fill a container with warm water (never hot because it does not stimulate circulation) and insert your feet in the liquid (up to your calves ) for as long as you want or until it cools.

For greater benefits we recommend that you add sea salt (10 grams) or even special salts with relaxing and anti-inflammatory properties.

 

 

Dandelion tea

This plant is diuretic, which is useful to combat the swelling of the legs. It also provides a feeling of fullness.

Needed Ingredients

  • 5 grams of dried leaves of dandelion (1 tablespoon).
  • 250 grams of water (1 cup).

Preparation process

  • Place the water and herbs in a container.
  • Heat over moderate heat until it begins to boil.
  • Cook for 10 minutes and remove from heat.
  • Let rest for 15 minutes to warm down.
  • Filter and drink at least 2 cups a day (one fasting the other in the afternoon).

 

 

Raise your legs

When we have tired legs many times it is due to the posture they maintain throughout the day. This means that if we are sitting or standing several hours in the afternoon or evening we will feel the first symptoms.

A good remedy for tired legs is to  raise them above the height of the heart to allow the return of blood flow that has not occurred during the day.

For example, you can rest your heels on the table in front of the sofa, put cushions on your calves at the time of sleep or lying on the bed rest your feet against the wall for a few minutes.

If instead of taking a bath of salts you opt to get into the tub with warm water and foam you can put your legs up a few minutes. For chronic cases, it is recommended to place some studs on the legs of the bed so that the head is lower.

 

 

Massages

You can use essential oils to relax and reduce inflammation, such as witch hazel oil that reduces pain and prevents poor circulation.

Make yourself massage whenever possible  after a bath. Take advantage of any time of the day especially at night when the legs are more tired.

 

 

Black currant tea

This plant is rich in flavonoids which means that it helps in the resistance and elasticity of the blood capillaries. The black currant then becomes a fantastic remedy to improve blood circulation and tired legs.

Ingredients

  • 10 grams of dried black currant leaves (2 tablespoons).
  • 1 liter of water (4 cups).

Preparation

  • Place the water and the gooseberry in a saucepan.
  • Heat over low heat until it boils.
  • Let the leaves cook for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let rest for another 10 minutes.
  • Filter and place the liquid in a jar or container.
  • Refrigerate the liquid in the refrigerator.
  • You can sweeten the mixture with honey or stevia.

 

 

Parsley tea

It has diuretic properties and therefore favors the elimination of liquids. The parsley tea is ideal for people suffering from obesity, heart or circulatory problems and edema. This juice can be obtained at health food stores or prepared at home.

Ingredients

  • 10 grams of parsley leaves.
  • 250 grams of water (1 cup).

Preparation

  • Wash the parsley.
  • Crush the leaves in a mortar with a little water.
  • Place the crushed leaves in the glass of the blender next to the rest of the water.
  • Mix well.
  • Baby (better on an empty stomach)

 

 

Essential Oils

You Will Need

  • A bucket of hot water
  • 3-4 drops of eucalyptus oil
  • 2 drops of peppermint oil
  • 2 drops of clove oil

What You Have To Do

  • Add the essential oils to the hot water. You can use any combination of these oils for this remedy.
  • Soak your legs and feet in this water for 10-15 minutes.
  • Rinse your feet with plain water once done.
  • Repeat this twice or thrice a week, and you will start feeling better for sure

 

 

Ice Pack

I’m sure you have seen some photos or videos of famous sport stars taking ice baths after big games in order to relax and re-build the their tired muscles. This is true. Ice does miracles when it comes to regenerating and resting the muscles, and you can do this simple trick at the comfort of your homes.

You Will Need

  • Crushed ice
  • A plastic bag (preferably zipplock) or a towel

What You Have To Do

  • Take the crushed ice in the plastic bag or towel and place it on the affected area.
  • Massage the affected area with the ice pack using circular motions.
  • Use an ice pack whenever you feel any pain or tiredness in your legs and feet.

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