Putting your feet up above the level of your heart improves your circulation by taking the pressure off the veins and legs. It gives your veins a break from the pressure of the day as blood flow moves away from the legs and courses through the rest of your body.

It also helps you relax. Elevating your legs reduces the stress and pressure on your blood vessels and veins.

Tip: Move your toes, and circle your elevated feet. Keep it up for 20 minutes repeatedly during the day, and your blood circulation will increase.

As you experience the benefits of elevated legs, you’ll find yourself doing it more and more, which is great self-care for your legs and good varicose vein prevention. Leg elevation is always a great way to reduce swelling in the legs and will make your legs look and feel much better.