Do your legs feel heavy? It could signal a medical problem.
If you have ever worked out really hard and afterward your legs felt like they were made of lead you know the “heavy leg” feeling. This is totally normal after a heavy workout session. But what if it happens out of the blue with no exercise prior?
Things such as extra weight from pregnancy, drinking excessive amounts of alcohol in hot humid weather, wearing tight restrictive clothing or extended sitting for hours at a time can also be temporary causes of heavy legs.
To boost your circulation start taking a daily walk, take up yoga, try tai chi, work out and get regular massages as all of these activities will help your body pump blood toward the heart keeping your veins strong and healthy.
Heavy legs are not a normal sign of aging and can signal circulation problems including PVD (Peripheral Vascular Disease). If you get this heavy leg feeling with no active effort made on a continual basis you may have a vein issue and it is important to get your legs checked by a Vein Specialist. Leaving these symptoms untreated can put you at risk for stroke, heart disease or other more serious issues down the line.