It’s Friday. Apart from the occasional incoming call and the constant ticking of that annoying clock hanging on the wall beside your desk, the office is completely silent.
Unavoidably, your mind wonders away with conversing thoughts: “What am I going to wear tonight?”, “Is Bigfoot real?”, “Wow, I should really shave my legs.”, and finally “These peanuts are making me thirsty!”. Immediately, you jolt up from your miserably uncomfortable chair and attempt to make your way to the water fountain to refill your glass.
About .25th’s of a second later, your legs give out and you fall completely on your face. “Asleep. My legs are asleep!” you think. Miserably embarrassed, you shake it off and try to play it cool in front of the rest of your co-works.
For the rest of the day, Barb, the older receptionist, insists on checking in on you every hour to see if you’re “doing okay”. Sweet gesture, but can everyone just forget about it? No chance. Although most people think that their leg falling isn’t a big deal, it can be, especially if it happens often.
Sitting down for long periods of time can cause a loss of leg circulation and affect the nerve endings in that general area. To prevent any serious medical issues from arising, compression legwear is always a good option. But, if you don’t want to be confined to anything for the sole purpose of prevention, there are a few other options to improve your circulation. Hold the drugs--these suggestions are “au natural” and everyone knows that’s soooo “in” right now.
Pretty obvious, right? Mmm hm. In the wise words of Nike, “Just Do It.”. Get up early before work and take in the beautiful day that’s ahead of you by going on a small run or walk. Not a morning bird? Good news, the time is about to change, making it brighter earlier, so you won’t be able to sleep in anyway! Believe me, you will feel so much better about yourself mentally and physically, making your day that much better.
Two words: Butcher’s Broom. I know what you’re thinking--Halloween’s over, right? Yes, it is…but this is no hocus-pocus! The herb Ruscus Aculeatus, taken three times a day, can be just as effective as prescription medication without any of the side effects. Herb-a-liscious!
Supplements and Food
Although the Flintstone vitamins are delicious, they just aren’t going to cut it. Try taking vitamins C and E along with an anti-oxidant. They specifically help to reduce the symptoms of poor circulation throughout the legs.
Not too fond of taking a vitamin? Head to the farmers market and pick up fresh peppers, broccoli, strawberries, nuts, blueberries, and beans! Definitely a random list, but with a few additional ingredients you can really turn things around!