1 Simple Move Increases Blood Flow and Circulation in Legs & Feet! Dr. Mandell

Engaging in calf pumps while seated offers an array of health benefits that extend far beyond simple leg exercise. Firstly, this activity significantly enhances circulation by utilizing the "muscle pump" mechanism. When the calf muscles contract, they compress the veins running through them, effectively pushing blood upward towards the heart. The one-way valves in these veins prevent the blood from flowing back down, ensuring efficient venous return and reducing the risk of blood pooling, swelling, and conditions like varicose veins. Improved circulation means that oxygen and nutrients are more effectively delivered throughout the body, supporting overall cellular function and health.

Additionally, calf pumps play a crucial role in blood sugar regulation. The muscle contractions increase glucose uptake from the bloodstream into the muscle cells, where it is used for energy, thereby helping to lower blood sugar levels. This process also improves insulin sensitivity, meaning the body requires less insulin to manage blood glucose levels effectively. Enhanced insulin sensitivity is particularly beneficial for individuals with insulin resistance or type 2 diabetes, as it helps to maintain more stable blood sugar levels and reduces the risk of postprandial glucose spikes.

Moreover, calf pumps can significantly aid in digestion. The improved circulation ensures that digestive organs receive a better supply of oxygen and nutrients, which enhances their functionality. The physical activity also stimulates the autonomic nervous system, promoting peristalsisβ€”the wave-like contractions that move food through the digestive tract. This helps to prevent common digestive issues such as bloating and constipation, leading to more efficient digestion and nutrient absorption.

Incorporating regular calf pumps while seated can also help reduce the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a condition that can occur during prolonged periods of inactivity, such as long flights or desk jobs. By promoting blood flow and reducing stasis in the veins, calf pumps serve as a preventative measure against this potentially serious condition. Additionally, improved lymphatic circulation facilitated by these exercises aids in the removal of metabolic waste products, contributing to overall better health and reduced inflammation.

In summary, the simple act of performing calf pumps while seated offers numerous health benefits, including enhanced circulation, improved blood sugar regulation and insulin sensitivity, better digestion, and protection against conditions like DVT. This easy-to-implement activity is a powerful tool for maintaining and improving overall health, especially for individuals who spend extended periods sitting.


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  • @rebeccajohnson3508 says:

    Amlodipine makes my feet and legs swell at the office. Getting off that poison. Thank you, Dr. Mandel!!❀😊

  • @catherinesiler2190 says:

    Going to try this! I know my lower legs are lacking circulation.

  • @rosalindacruz9089 says:

    I love watching you every morning.

  • @lindaward-thompson.3049 says:

    I’ve just been practising after my lunch and I will do it again tonight after dinner. It’s what I really need. Thank you πŸ™πŸΌ

  • @itsacarolbthing5221 says:

    As someone recently diagnosed with orthostatic hypotension, this was helpful. Thank you.

  • @tw.6011 says:

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  • @adlihkristopher2906 says:

    No matter how you feel today or what is going on in your life get up look up and give God the glory for waking you up Amen.

  • @alettavannieuwenhuizen says:

    Aww thank you so much I’ll definitely do that exercise, I’m a diabetic and I suffer from swollen legs and feet❀❀❀❀

  • @riverbankfisher says:

    Dr. Mandel sir, were it possible to tally up the cumulative years of extended lifespan gifted to thousands of your viewers scattered across the globe who took to heart and practiced these simple yet astonishingly effective self-healing techniques you have been so kind as to share free of charge, that tally would run into hundreds of years.

    The cumulative savings in medical bills avoided by adopting these innovative stretching and exercise routines you explain so clearly, also summed across your entire worldwide viewership who thanks to you are gaining profound medical wisdom every day, would run into the millions of dollars to render a conservative estimate.

    The old saying reminds us that there is no free lunch, but your loyal viewership can at least agree there IS free good health, courtesy of Dr. Mandell. It is a privilege and honor to learn from you by installment how to extend my own longevity without having to pay a solitary dime, therefore on behalf of millions of your loyal subscribers scattered far beyond the horizon, I thank you with all my heart. God bless you, sir.

  • @ShanaDixon-sr7kl says:

    Love your creativity, it’s inspiring!

  • @silverbackgorilla2112 says:

    I like 10 minute walks after meals.

  • @jaca786 says:

    That’s one of the most easiest moves a person can do. Thanks for sharing such viable information that can improve a persons life in many ways.

  • @cherylannebarillartist7453 says:

    It is good to have so many messengers!
    The Glucose Goddess shared this info a while ago and I’ve used this for about a year.
    It really helps!
    Keep the good info circulating!!!!!

  • @joannebuss7391 says:

    You are the best. You teach how to exercise for health without having to get on the floor. I am getting stronger as a result of your teaching. Thank you so much

  • @lindaarias9698 says:

    Thank you Dr. Mandell for helping us πŸ™πŸ•ŠοΈπŸ’ž GOD BLESS YOU and your family πŸ•ŠοΈπŸ™πŸ•ŠοΈ

  • @Mia-M122 says:

    You are awesome ❀.

  • @bettypriddy7016 says:

    Thank you Dr. Mandell you have a great ministry informing us , and explaining it simple and easy ,on top of that GOD has gave you such a sweet personality and soothing voice , that is medicine as well for me 😊 Pray GOD bless you and your family , I watch you most every day iam 67 year senior lady and I appreciate you much ❀

  • @davesparks9503 says:

    You are one of the best “go to” sources for health on the internet.

  • @clsparks100 says:

    Blessings to all from Chattanooga

  • @conniepr says:

    A body in motion stays in motion.

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