Thank you all for your feedback, I will make sure I keep those arms moving so I won't swell up so much, I shared this information with my husband as well and he is going to so the same. Thank you again
I think it is because we tend to keep our hands at our sides as we walk. We normally have fluid going into them but it goes out when we move our hands and arms. If you lay in bed a long time, this also happens.
It doesn't happen a lot with me because I'm holding onto the dog leash, but have noticed it at other times when I'm walking. I did read the Spark article and it suggests that we walk faster and more efficiently if our arms don't have to swing so far so bending the arms at the elbow and walking helps that. It reduces hand swelling also.
Runners usually don't have this problem because they do keep their elbows bent. Moving the hands regularly helps also, Flexing and stretching and moving them about will reduce the swelling.
It is not a product of your diet or your water intake. It is about "dependent edema" which occurs naturally when the arms or legs are still and the return flow of blood is not encouraged by muscle movement. This means that your ankles swell if you sit for long periods of time as well.
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I use to have that problem too. Then I read Spark Peoples fitness article "How to Walk with Proper Form and Technique". On page 4 of 5 it says under "Pump it Up- Your Arms, That Is" it talks about this. The link is: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitnes s_articles.asp?id=1220&page=4
Now that I walk like this I no longer have the problem. I hope this works for you.
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I have noticed for the last few weeks that when I am exercising particularly walking, my hands tend to swell to the point where it hunts to make a fist. Why is this? Should I be drinking more water or less perhaps. Any advice would help. Thanks all and have a great day.
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