Beating the Cold with The Vein Center of Florida

January 6, 2015

With the cold season beginning, people everywhere are feeling the chill. It’s the season where you want to stay indoors, light a fire, and wrap yourself in a warm blanket. What’s less known is that there are better ways to keep warm; you just have to start with what you can do internally.

The first big step is to alter your diet because what you eat is extremely important for increasing blood flow and staying warm. One of the best things for the long term are spicy foods. Spicy foods have an immediate and obvious effect of making you feel warm, but they also has more subtle effects. Spicy food is a source of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) that can help assist in getting rid of blood clots. The other two foods to specifically look out for are ginger and turmeric. Both can be added into warm and rejuvenating teas.

The other thing you can do is to keep moving. It can be hard to bring yourself to get up and about when it’s colder outside but just like entering a cold pool, it will allow you to function if you can put up with the chill temporarily. To help make this transition there are many different types of stretches that you can do to increase circulation. This can help to get you started moving, but after you get up it’s good to try and keep busy. Things like taking the stairs or light jogging can help keep you warm for hours.

While these tips will help you with your vascular health, it’s always smart to keep up-to-date with a professional. The experienced specialists at The Vein Center of Florida can assist you with any vein-related question that you may have. Starting by taking a look at our F.A.Q. can help you with any questions you may have. The Vein Center of Florida will help you stay warm and healthy during the winter season.