EXERCISES TO INCREASE BLOOD CIRCULATION FOR DIABETICS, DIABETICS IMPROVE CIRCULATION

Exercises to increase blood circulation for diabetics, diabetics improve circulation

According to the Diabetes American Association, about 26.7 million people in the U.S. suffer from diabetes, a chronic lifetime disease that can only be managed through regular medication AND lifestyle changes. 

Diabetes can narrow or harden the blood vessels in the feet or legs leading to improper or poor circulation in the areas.

You may also do extra stretching exercises for your feet and ankles or calves to improve circulation that is negatively impacted by diabetes. To stretch your calves and stand in front of a wall. Press the ball of your left foot against the wall or dig your heel into the ground. Your hands should be extended directly in front of the shoulders or on the wall. Place the ball of your right foot 22 inch from the wall. Lower the chest towards the wall while you press the ball of the left foot against the wall. Stop as soon as you feel a stretch in your left calf or hold the position for 40 to 70 seconds. Switch sides or repeat the exercises.