Walking can certainly improve circulation. It’s actually one of the better forms of exercise for doing so. Walking is gentle, easy on the feet, and doesn’t require any special equipment—but it does increase your heart rate. As your heart pumps harder and faster, it forces more blood to your extremities, including your feet and ankles. They usually have the lowest circulation because they are so far from your heart.
The better your circulation to your feet becomes, the more oxygen and nutrients your feet receive. Just as important, the more you exercise, the more efficient your muscles become at using that oxygen. At the same time, walking is not so difficult for your feet or your body that it puts you at risk for heart problems. This makes it an ideal way to improve circulation. If you’d like to know more about benefits of walking, or you need help managing poor circulation in your lower limbs, let us know at Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Arizona. You can connect with us through our website. You can also call or fax our two office locations: for Chandler, call (480) 963-9000 and fax (480) 963-0375. For our Gilbert office, call (480) 981-1800 and fax (480) 981-0229.