This way you avoid getting swollen feet in hot weather
This way you avoid getting swollen feet: How do you get those swollen feet on hot days? And how do you get rid of it? You can read both here.
Swollen feet in hot weather
When the blood vessels cannot properly transport the blood in your body, you can get edema. This is another name for fluid retention where excess fluid sinks down. This creates the haunted swelling of ankles and feet. Sometimes it even causes your legs to swell a bit.
How it works: Heat causes your blood vessels to expand, so that more blood is supplied. But because more blood is supplied, it is more difficult to properly drain that blood. Because there is a high pressure on your veins, fluid is forced through the walls of your smaller blood vessels. Also, your body cannot lose heat properly, so that you will retain more moisture anyway. This happens, for example, when you have taken a long walk or if you sit still for a long time.
When do you know that you have fluid retention? If you notice that your shoes are getting tighter and you get some kind of slowly receding dent in your foot the moment you press it with a finger. Tight shoes and swollen ankles can be quite uncomfortable and sometimes even painful.
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Tips against swollen feet
1) On hot days, drinking enough is important to prevent dehydration anyway, but it also helps prevent or remedy swollen feet. Therefore, make sure you drink enough water when the temperatures rise. For example, take a reusable bottle that you regularly fill with water.
2) Regular exercise can also help prevent swollen feet. You don’t have to go for miles on foot, but an occasional walk around the office or around your house will help prevent swelling. Exercise is good for your blood circulation and at the same time stimulates your leg muscles.
3) Paying attention to your diet can also ensure that you are less likely to get swollen ankles. For example, salt ensures that you retain more moisture. So make sure you don’t eat too salty on a hot day.
If you do have painful, swollen feet, take off your shoes, and put your feet up as soon as you get home. This way you give the moisture the chance to drain from your feet and the swelling will decrease faster.