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Don't Fill Your Stockings this Holiday: Take Care of Your Veins with a Holiday Workout

Don't Fill Your Stockings this Holiday: Take Care of Your Veins with a Holiday Workout

It’s one thing to say you won’t put on weight over the holiday season but quite another to keep off those pesky extra pounds that get harder to lose each year. The problem is that carrying too much weight, especially around your mid-section, can make it harder for blood to pump back up from your legs to your heart. Belly weight puts pressure on the vena cava, the vein that’s the main passageway to the right atrium where the blood gets oxygenated. When the vena cava is under pressure, blood can get trapped in the lower extremities. If you are prone to varicose veins, the weakening of the venous walls, blood will pool and lead to those thick, ropy veins in your legs.

However, if...

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