We love to live large in the summertime. Lots of walking, biking, swimming, and loads of patio time. And let’s not forget the clothes. Oh, the summer clothes. Pretty sundresses, sexy bathing suits, nearly bare sandals, and of course, our beloved shorts. We may not be tight mini skirt wearers anymore, but can we all agree that when the temps rise, so do our hemlines?

Seriously, nothing’s going to stop us from enjoying the perks of our short-lived Canadian summer. Not even varicose veins or painful or swollen legs caused by Chronic Venous Insufficiency (CVI).

We see you nodding. We know you feel us. Even if you’re not sure what we’re talking about. We’re guessing that’s because you’re not familiar with the term CVI, even though you know the symptoms way too well.

CVI is a common condition that impacts the look and feel of our legs and can lead to those unsightly varicose veins or those annoying tired, heavy, painful, swollen legs that we were just talking about. Sadly for us women, we are more prone to CVI, and its symptoms are more common in the warm weather of summer when we are baring it all to the bright sunshine. And keep in mind that age, lifestyle, and medical conditions can also be risk factors.

But don’t worry, all is not lost. We can manage the symptoms of CVI with a few easy changes to our everyday routine:

Put your feet up. Literally. Elevate your legs to relieve pressure, discomfort, and swelling.

Get moving. Don’t sit or stand all day. Try some simple exercises to keep legs moving and blood pumping.

Go herbal with Antistax®, a natural health product containing Red Vine Leaf Extract. Used in traditional herbal medicine, it has been shown to improve lower leg blood flow, reduce swelling, and relieve pain, heaviness, and tiredness associated with CVI. Antistax® is available in the supplement section of your local pharmacy.

To make sure this product is right for you, always read and follow the label.

Want to learn more? Watch the video!

Note: this content was generously sponsored by Antistax®. This information provided is to be used for informational purposes only. If you have questions regarding your health, visit your doctor. All opinions are our own. 

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