If you suffer from Varicose veins then you know they are swollen and enlarged veins, usually blue or dark purple in colour. They may also be lumpy, bulging or twisted in appearance. And most likely you don’t like showing them off in public too.
Varicose veins mostly occur in the legs, and develop when small valves inside the veins stop working proper. Blood stops flowing smoothly to the heart as the valves that prevent the blood flowing backwards weaken or are damaged. Blood can then collect in the veins making them enlarged. But what causes the values to weaken. It appears that certain things can increase the chances of developing varicose veins such as pregnancy, age and being overweight. But no-one is really sure why the valves get damaged.
What is agreed is keeping active and exercising helps reduce the risks of developing more veins. But if you already have them on your legs, you may not want to strip off to exercise.
I’ve said for many years it is ridiculous that one of the most beneficial exercises for over weight ladies is swimming, yet it is one of the few exercises that you have to strip down to practically your underwear to do. Talk about self-conscious! I do Zumba on a Saturday morning. They would all faint if I turned up for the class in the fitness studio wearing just a leotard, flashing my bottom cheeks and large thighs, and I hate to say the odd blue vein, at them. (Don’t worry, I promise to keep my trousers on at all times if you are in my class).
So for all you ladies out there, who want to exercise and want to keep fit, you can swim. Oh yes you can swim and keep your legs covered. You can wear a pair of Bohn swim leggings. If your veins show on your thighs go for the Bohn ¾ length legging, if they are on your low leg, go for the Bohn Ankle legging. Then you can get in the pool with confidence and we can all exercise happily and covered up.
It is a swimwear revolution. Say NO to the high leg swim suit. Say YES to the swim legging.