- Avoid standing or sitting for long periods of time. Don’t cross
your legs while sitting. If you must be stationary, promote circulation by
doing leg and foot exercises and walking around periodically to encourage
circulation in your legs.
- Elevate your feet as high as possible when you sit. Lie and sleep
on your left side.
- Wear loose clothing. Avoid tight pants, waistbands, garters and
socks, and any other clothing that may restrict circulation.
- Wear support hose. Put them on even before you get out of bed in
the morning, before gravity gives your veins a chance to pop out. Avoid calf-
length support stockings since the band at the top may constrict blood return.