Dear Dr. Mo: My legs feel tired relatively often and I’d like to know if there is something I can do about it? Should I be worried?
Dear reader: The feeling of tiredness in legs is a relatively common complaint and the reasons for this feeling could be different. If the feeling is more than just tiredness and it extends into pain and cramps, swelling, numbness and other more severe symptoms, you should see your doctor immediately as these could signal a more serious underlying condition.
That said, check out my earlier post on the Tired legs in the morning and the possible causes as well as several things you can do about it.
Use a healthy diet in your favour to get rid of tiredness in your legs and in some instances even pain (but like I said, for pain, always see your doctor first and discuss your options, including your diet).
Include foods that are rich in calcium, fiber, proteins and vitamin E in your diet as well as foods that will clean up your blood vessels and regulate your blood pressure. These ingredients will maintain your health and specifically improve the strength and fitness of your legs.
What exactly do I mean? Here are 5 important points that you can use in your diet to improve the health of your legs and reduce the feeling of tiredness:
1. Try these 4 foods to keep you blood vessels clean from cholesterol plaques – healthy blood vessels also mean good blood supply to your legs, and well fed legs are fit and recover quickly from walking, running, jumping or just simply standing.
5. Eggs and beans are a great and healthy source of protein and in addition, protein is and should always be a part of any weight loss program.
In conclusion, it is always good to quit smoking and include at least 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week to really boost our health.
Legs are our own, eco-friendly transportation system, our support and even our fashion detail so if these diet changes don’t help alleviate the fatigue in legs or if the sensation worsens, speak to your doctor.
Yours in health,