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Calf exercises help against heavy legs in the job
Many professions are a significant strain on the legs. Anyone who stands or walks all day, for example as a seller or waiter, sometimes has to deal with considerable complaints during the day. Certain exercises, such as wobbling from the heel to the tip of the toe, can help those affected to get through the day better, Anette Wahl-Wachendorf from the Association of Company and Company Doctors (VDBW) told the news agency "dpa".
Heavy legs are a very common complaint for professionals who walk or stand a lot in their day-to-day work. According to the expert, this is due to impaired blood circulation or sagging of the blood in the legs. It is not uncommon for the calves to start to hurt badly as a result of the effect, and those affected are significantly impaired in the exercise of their profession.
Movement exercises alleviate the complaints In addition to wobbling from the heel to the toes to activate the blood circulation, an exercise in which the foot is placed on a step and the calf is tensioned several times can counteract the complaints, Anette Wahl-Wachendorf explained Repeated targeted movements several times a day, this could bring a lot of relief, the expert emphasized. In case of doubt, according to Wahl-Wachendorf, support stockings also provide relief, but a medical examination of the symptoms should be carried out before using them, since thick calves and swollen legs can also result from a more serious disease of the cardiovascular system. In addition, the support stockings must not be too tight, otherwise there is a risk of blood congestion.
Naturopathy against heavy legs From the field of naturopathy, methods of hydrotherapy, such as the so-called Kneipp casts, have proven effective against the heavy legs - in addition to the movement exercises to activate the blood circulation. In theory, they can be carried out by anyone at home and, in the best case, also have a long-term stabilizing effect on the blood circulation, so that the blood no longer sags in the legs during working hours. (fp)