Wasilla may be a blip on the map of Alaska but those of us who live here know of its many charms; a couple in particular, the famous Iditarod Headquarters as well as the Iditarod museum are located here. Before the great race, dog sledders plan and prepare for every possible scenario or problem that could come up on their often treacherous travels.

You too can avoid problems in with your health and take precautions and simple steps to decrease your chances of varicose veins.

1. Exercise.

Walking or jogging in the beautiful Alaskan countryside is a great way improve circulation in the legs. Proper circulation helps ward off the development and worsening of varicose veins.

2. Avoid prolonged standing.

In certain jobs, this is unavoidable, but try and shift positions every 30 seconds to decrease veinous pressure on your legs and feet.

3. Sit properly.

Keep good circulation while you sit. Sit up straight and do not cross your legs.

4. Control your weight.

Extra weight can put unnecessary pressure on the veins in your legs and feet.

5. Relax.

Elevate your legs as much as possible when resting to encourage proper blood flow.

If you have a problem with varicose veins, there is help. The professionals and doctors at Alaska Vein Care can work their magic and restore your skin and veins back to their once perfect state. Don’t let this worry inhibit your life any longer, make an appointment today.