Relieve Tired Legs and Prevent Varicose Veins

Women are prone to tired, achy legs and varicose veins due to pregnancy, weight gain and a lot of factors. But a common cause of varicose veins is prolong standing especially in high heels. I have minimal varicose veins. I got it when I was working in the hospital, standing most of the time during the whole shift. Wearing pantyhose or stockings helps in preventing varicosities.

Relieve Tired Legs and Prevent Varicose Veins

I wish I could wear stilettos. I admire ladies who can stand out in 4-6 inches high heels for long hours because I can only wear up to 2.5 inches. They are the women who usually work in the malls, offices and hotels. They do their rounds, attend to the needs of their customer.

Here's a good news to those who cannot stand wearing heels anymore. Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello signed Department Order 178-17, (Safety And Health Measures For Workers Who By The Nature of their Work Have to Stand At Work) last August 25, 2017 which prohibits employers from requiring female workers to wear shoes taller than an inch. The order states that high heels are no longer mandatory in workplaces and women can now opt for either flats or low-heeled shoes which are definitely more comfortable to work in.

Did you know that SM Supermalls have adopted this regulation to their employees and sales ladies?
At last, say goodbye to leg fatigue and back-pains from standing for hours. And to add more comfort, employers are also required to provide seats for women to use during breaks and rest periods. Ladies are just advised to wear shoes in line with their office uniform.

Tips to Soothe Tired Legs and Prevent Varicose Veins

However, if you still frequent leg cramps and painful varicose veins consider these home remedies to soothe tired legs.

Tips to Soothe Tired Legs and Prevent Varicose Veins

  • Elevate legs above your heart to promote circulation and relax your muscles.
  • Apply warm compress to achy legs. 
  • Include multivitamins like B-complex, calcium and protein in your diet.
  • Have enough rest and sleep.
  • Increase fluid intake. 
  • If you're experiencing cramps, press the affected area with your fingers for 10 seconds or until it subside. 
  • Exercise to strengthen your leg muscles.

It's good to know some natural pain remedies in treating leg pains and varicose veins. With the Department Order 178-17 being approved, we can say good bye to leg cramps.


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