There’s nothing more serene than spending a peaceful afternoon enjoying all that nature has to offer right from your own backyard. While we usually encourage you to get out and get active, we also believe that sometimes you need to take time to appreciate the little things and relax — but that doesn’t mean you can’t relieve and prevent varicose veins while doing so. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect lounge furniture for your backyard oasis, these vein-friendly options are just the thing.
The Hammock – Not only is this serene porch staple a fan-favorite, but it’s also perfect for kicking your feet up. Elevating your legs up above your heart helps keep your blood circulating, which is made simple by the hammocks natural shape. Plus, they’re easy to install and even easier to remove when the season is over.
The Reclining Lounge Chair – The idea is to relax and let your blood flow freely throughout your veins. Similar to the hammock, a lounge chair allows you to put your feet up and lay back. Perfect for an afternoon of sunbathing, or napping in the shade. If you need more support, just roll up a towel, or place a pillow underneath your heels to increase elevation.
The Porch Swing – Pumping your legs on a swing can help you both relax and keep physically active. The motion of pumping your legs up and down to propell the swing back and forth can help stimulate blood flow. This is a great exercise for anyone — of any fitness level and any age!
The All-Purpose Ottoman – Are you seeing a theme here? Elevating your legs is key! That’s why we suggests you purchase one or two ottomans as an add-on to your current outdoor furniture. That way, you can turn any bench, chair or even patio ledge, into a relaxing place to kick up your feet and relieve those varicose veins.
How are you planning to spend your summer afternoons in your very own outdoor oasis? Will you be working on your tan, spending time with friends? Or perhaps you’ll be reading a new book from your favorite author. We’d love to hear all about it on ourFacebook page!