Julie says: One of the simplest ways to boost your circulation is to go for a walk, but if that’s not possible then try these exercises, which alternate your upper and lower body.
- Roll your shoulders by bringing them both up towards your ears, back round and down in a big circular motion, repeat 12 times.
- Sit up tall with your feet flat on the floor, lift your toes up, keeping your heels on the ground, hold for 2 seconds then lower them back down.
- Now lift your heels up, keeping your toes on the ground and hold for 2 seconds then lower them back down; repeat 12 times. (This is good to do if you’re on a long journey, too).
- Use both your hands to write the alphabet in the air in large sweeping movements.
- Now sit up tall, tighten your stomach muscles a little and march on the spot for one minute swinging your arms by your sides. (You can do this standing up too).
By now you should be feeling warmer and notice the difference in your circulation.
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