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Boost Your Circulation: Simple Tips to Keep Your Fingers and Toes Warm and Healthy

Do your fingers and toes always seem to be cold, no matter how hard you try to get them to warm up? This is an issue that should be pretty concerning, as it normally points to poor blood circulation. But not to worry; I have a few insights that might help. During my time as a fitness trainer, I had developed a really simple test, which could help to check the health of the circulation in my clients. Here's how you can do it:

1. Choose one of your fingers.
2. Squeeze hard with your other hand.
3. Slowly count from five to one.
4. Release your finger and see the color.

If your finger quickly turns pink again, that's great: most likely, your circulation is all right. If it stays pale or bluish, probably your blood isn't circulating like it ought to. This may happen for several reasons, such as prolonged sitting, some health conditions, or being in a cold environment.

Good news! You can enhance your blood circulation: boost a molecule called nitric oxide in your body, which in return enlarges and relaxes your blood vessels, thereby increasing blood flow in your body.

Here are some real-life tips on raising your levels of nitric oxide:

Eat foods that boost nitric oxide levels: Foods that contain nitrates and antioxidants boost the production of nitric oxide. Examples of these include beets, garlic, meat, dark chocolate, leafy greens, citrus fruits, nuts, and seeds. Of particular note, pomegranates are among the best since they are also high in antioxidants for boosting nitric oxide production.

Exercise regularly: Physical activity is one of the best ways to improve circulation. Even the simplest exercises like walking or stretching can make a huge difference. Try to have about 30 minutes most days of the week.

Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water is necessary for proper circulation. This is because it keeps your blood fluid and more comfortable to pump all around your body.

If severe or persistent symptoms of poor circulation bother you a lot, you may want to visit a healthcare provider to check for underlying problems.

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Jared DiCarmine Jared DiCarmine

Jared DiCarmine is a health and wellness expert with over 20 years of experience and a degree in exercise science.
Authoring 5 books and being featured in top media outlets, Dicarmine is an authority on helping men and women achieve their goals.