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The Best Exercises for Tired Legs

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 16, 2017
The Best Exercises for Tired Legs

Tired legs can be a symptom of a health problem related to blood circulation, especially thrombosis; the most common manifestation are varicose veins or spider veins. We tend to especially notice tired legs towards the end of the day, but there may come a time when we wake up with these symptoms, which can include tingling and swelling.

Uncomfortable footwear and inadequate nutrition are triggers of tired leg syndrome. Stay with us at oneHOWTO to discover the best exercises for tired legs.

You'll need:

  • To prevent tired legs, try to avoid excessive heat and wear comfortable shoes that have neither too much heel or are entirely flat. If symptoms persist see your GP.
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Steps to follow:


Seawater, if you have option to go to the coast, can be your great ally when it comes to minimizing the effects of tired legs. The light beating of the waves against your legs will help you to naturally reactivate blood circulation.


Long walks along the shore, with the water level a few centimeters below the knee, will also help you to combat tired legs syndrome. The effort you make to raise the feet from the sand, together with the light beating of the waves and the fact that you are moving in the water are three ideal circumstances to activate leg circulation.


The next exercise for tired legs can be performed both in and out of the water. Standing upright with your back straight and your arms extended along your body, get on your tiptoes while trying to keep your balance and then return to your original position.

Repeat the exercise as many times as you want.


You should always finish your exercises for tired legs with a good stretch. To stretch after this soft workout session, raise your left leg slightly and turn your foot in circles, first one way and then in the opposite direction.

Then, repeat this stretching exercise for tired legs with the right one.


Another great exercise for tired legs is cycling. You don't actually need a bicycle; in fact, you can do it at home. To do this soft exercise, stretch out on a mat placing your entire back against the floor, in a position that is not forced.

Then, raise your legs and move them as if you were peddling. Fifteen minutes a day of bicycle exercise will work wonders against tired legs.


When you are done with all the exercises, you must remember to stretch. This is very important in order to help the blood flow and prevent stiffness that can worse the symptoms of tired legs.

If you have tired legs, a simple way to stretch is to stand up and fold yourself down, trying to touch the floor with your hands without bending your knees or moving your hips. You will soon notice how the muscles of the lower legs start to stretch. Try to maintain this posture for about thirty seconds and come back up slowly.


These are the best exercises for tired legs. Do you suffer from tired legs, thrombosis or varicose veins? What are your favorite exercises? Tell us in the comments section and we'll add them to the list.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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