Tired legs can be a symptom of decreased blood flow from the legs and often bothers women and the elderly. Of course, it’s always a good idea to relax and feel better, but sometimes we need other ways to prevent and stop our legs and feet from feeling tired, especially on days when you end up standing all day.
1. Press 2 points on your feet at the same time.
By clicking a few points, you can release your endorphins. This will help reduce stress, pain and fatigue. There are 2 of these points on your feet:
- The first one is located between the first and second bones on the foot, as shown in the picture above.
- The second one is between the fourth and fifth bones, as shown in the picture above.
Press your fingers on these two points for two minutes. Your breathing should be deep and calm when doing this.
2. Use a pencil to stimulate relief in your feet.
There is also a point in the center of the heel. Stimulate this point with a pencil for 30 seconds to two minutes. Do not press hard. After some time you will feel comfortable in your foot.
Do this on both feet.
3. Take Virasana yoga position.
Virasana is a basic asana that you need to do on your knees. This pose is one you can perform even right after eating:
- Kneel down. Your knees should be together and your feet should be apart. You can put a big cushion behind you for support.
- Sit down on the support. Add more height, if it’s painful for your knees. Leave your hands resting on your thighs and hold this position for 2-4 minutes.
- Stretch your legs forward for a few seconds.
Be careful and make sure you have some support under the buttocks to reduce the risk of injury. Do not do this if you suffer from any physical trauma.
4. Prevent tiredness by using support stockings or socks.
There are many options nowadays for support socks and socks that look exactly the same as regular ones. They not only prevent the legs and feet from getting tired, but they treat them as well.
These special shoes promote proper blood flow between your legs and your heart. Also, there are different types of sports and everyday life. Do not forget to consult your doctor if you have any concerns or problems.
5. Try Butterfly pose.
This posture can help relieve fatigue in your legs, help open thighs, and stimulate the digestive system:
- Lay down on your back with your legs leaned up against the wall.
- Bring the soles of your feet together and bring them slowly down toward your hips.
- Stay in this pose for 3 to 5 minutes.
6. Reduce your salt intake.
If you eat too much salt, this may lead to swelling, fatigue, and pain in your legs. Scientists recommend no more than 2,300 milligrams a day. This is just one spoon.
Try to reduce your sodium intake and see how you feel during one month of this experiment.
7. Get enough iron.
Iron deficiency can lead to restless leg syndrome that causes symptoms such as tingling, burns, itching, and painful cramping in the legs. This also leads to fatigue in your legs.
Try to get enough nutrients in your diet and eat iron-rich foods such as spinach, broccoli, beans, brown rice and dried fruits.
8. Use pain-relief patches.
These types of stains are very helpful in quickly relieving your feet without any medications. They can work for up to 6 hours and help treat foot pain, heels, sprains, strains, and bruises.
You can apply it during the day or before going to bed.
9. Use percussion motion for self-massage.
Leg massage can be very refreshing, and the great benefit is that you can do it yourself. If you use light pressure, it can be more relaxing. Strong pressure may slightly reduce muscle pain and tension. Here is one simple technique that is based on rhythm movements:
- Gently hit your leg muscles with your fist starting at your ankle. You can use the pinkie side of your hand.
- Repeat these motions as you move up the leg. Concentrate on areas that feel tight.
- Repeat the moves all around the leg.
How often do your legs bother you? What is the best way for you to reduce discomfort? Please share your experience with us below!