Feeling cold even when you are not necessarily in a super cold environment can simply mean you need to improve your blood circulation – or it could mean more.
What causes poor blood circulation?
The number one cause is SITTING for to long!
We are spending hours on end sitting down, usually at work, and when we’re done with that we’re so tired we get home and plop on the couch!
- When we don’t move, blood circulation decreases. Every cell begins to lack enough oxygen and nutrients to function properly.
The second most common cause is being OVERWEIGHT.
Processed foods and insufficient fruit and vegetables allows for plaque build up in the arteries which causes narrowing of blood vessels. This can create serious poor blood circulation.
So what can you do to increase your blood circulation in your legs, feet, and hands naturally?
Here are few simple and easy tips !
- Certain foods could be to blame. If you eat a lot of salads, smoothies, and ice drinks you may need to switch to soups and stews. Water dense cold foods can make you feel colder. Follow a healthy REAL food primal diet. If you don’t know where to start my 14 day Real food Real fitness PLAN is a great program to get you on track!
- Check your THYROID! Hypothyroidism may make the metabolism slow down resulting in the sensation of feeling cold.
- Check your iron levels! Iron deficiency anemia can lead to the sensation of feeling cold in addition to other symptoms
- EXERCISE! Movement is medicine! Just even walking more everyday will have a significant impact on your blood circulation. Try to take at least 10,000 steps. The key is to not just exercise for 30-60 min and then sit the rest of the day. You need to MOVE as much as you can throughout the day.
- Rebounding! Jumping on a rebounder like this one (or trampoline) just a few time a day is a super easy way to instantly boost your blood circulation!
- Cayenne pepper! Cayenne pepper is the best spice for heart and blood circulation problems. Its beneficial for anyone who has any type of circulatory problems. You can eat more of them or you can reap the benefits from a good daily supplement!
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