Sexy Legs


How to Keep Your Legs Looking Good Year Round
by Jewel Jackson

• GET REGULAR EXERCISE. Any type of exercise that strengthens the “second heart”—the muscles of the calf and foot—is beneficial. Exercise for at least 30 minutes a day, 3 times a week. Suggested activities include walking, running, swimming, and bicycling.

• WEAR GRADUATED COMPRESSION STOCKING. Compression stockings act like an added layer of muscle, aiding the performance of the “second heart” and venous circulation.
• MONITOR HORMONE INTAKE. Birth control pills and hormone replacement therapy constrict blood vessels and can weaken vein valves and vein walls.

• AVOID PROLONGED PERIODS OF SITTING AND STANDING. Rotate your ankles and feet whenever possible, walk for at least 10 minutes every hour, and point and flex your toes to promote leg vein circulation.

• ELEVATE YOUR FEET. Raise your feet 6 to 12 inches above your heart whenever possible to assist circulation.

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