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Circulation Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Circulation.

Laugh Your Way to Health & Happiness

A recent study conducted by the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine reported that laughter not only enhances your mood, but it may also protect your heart. During the study, 20 healthy participants were shown 2 movies: a funny comedy and a war...  Read more

8 Sneaky Habits That Sabotage Your Heart

We all know that for optimum heart health we need to eat a healthy diet, exercise and not smoke. But did you know that the little things you do every day can have a big impact on the most important muscle in your body? We put together a list of...  Read more

Strengthen Your Heart with Strength Training

When you're told that exercise improves your heart health, you probably think of cardio exercise, right? After all, "cardio" is short for "cardiovascular" exercise, named as such because it utilizes the cardiorespiratory syste...  Read more

Squeezing Your Stress Away

What if we told you that it’s possible to work out and relieve stress at the same time? And that it’s easy, requires little concentration and won’t cause you to break a sweat? Or that by consistently using this hand-held object,...  Read more

Stretching Should Not Be Missing In Action

When you think about working out—or even see it on TV, in movies, or at your own gym—does stretching come to mind? Probably not. Stretching is easily ignored, even in commercials for gyms. Yet it's an important part of any fitnes...  Read more

Elliptical Trainer

I thought I was a freak when I complained to my doctor that my feet go numb!!! on the ET and she responded "What? I've never heard of that" so I got on SP and found a lot from others about this. My tip....lift your feet at the upper point of the circ...  Read more

30-5 minute intervals

When I'm sitting at the computer, to keep my circulation going, I set my timer for 30 minutes. When that goes off, I reset it for 5 minutes and either walk or do something on my daily to do list....  Read more

Win A Vila Acupressure Mat

The winner is: HITEKFRED! You might have tried massage, but have you tried acupressure? Acupressure delivers therapeutic pressure as a way to stimulate discrete points on the body or relieve pain or tension. I recently started seeing acupres...  Read more

You Asked: ''Why Do My Feet and Toes Go Numb While Using the Elliptical Machine?''

Many people experience numbness or "pins and needles" in their feet (often in just one foot) when using an elliptical machine. For some, this sensation is a minor problem that only happens near the end of a long workout, but others may begi...  Read more

Improved circulation

I jogged 10 minutes, walked 3 minutes and then jogged another 10 minutes then walked another hour this morning. I don't know if it is true, but it feels like my circulation is improved. I feel energetic and more toned, if that is possible to feel. ...  Read more

Foods for Low Blood Circulation & Cold Extremities

I have always been "cold natured" and have a low-normal temperature with low blood circulation, making me sensitive to the coolness of a breeze, etc., even during hot weather. My hands, feet, and tip of my nose get cold very easily and take forever...  Read more