When a person has pain in his legs, it is common for him to put his legs up, either by putting his legs on the wall, or by lying down with his legs on an pillow. But do we all know why you have to do this? We do and we want to share it with you, so below we will tell you what the purpose of putting your legs up is.

What is the use of putting your legs up?

Putting your legs up has many benefits and that is why it serves to improve circulation, to avoid or reduce fatigue in the legs and to avoid or reduce swelling.

It is also something especially useful for pregnant women, because it helps reduce fluid retention and varicose veins.

All these benefits are due to the fact that by putting the legs up we help and favor the return of blood to the heart through the veins, which translates into better circulation. This in turn helps prevent leg swelling, which occurs when veins make a great effort to redirect the return of blood fighting gravity.

So you know, if your legs hurt, are tired or swollen, rest and put your legs up.

Samantha Robson
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Dr. Samantha Robson ( CRN: 0510146-5) is a nutritionist and website content reviewer related to her area of ​​expertise. With a postgraduate degree in Nutrition from The University of Arizona, she is a specialist in Sports Nutrition from Oxford University and is also a member of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

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