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5 Grown Up Ways To Deal With Your Emotionally Immature Boyfriend


Here’s the scenario : You vacuumed, paid your bills online, put in a load of laundry, made lunch and ran out the door to pick up his sister’s birthday cake, while your boyfriend sat on the couch looking at cars online. As you drove to the bakery, you listed all the times he’s let you down and been too self-absorbed to notice you need some help. You wonder why the man you love just can’t “man up.”

According to Gary Cross , you’re not alone. Man-boys are a historical phenomenon specific to modern 21st century culture. Many men prolong their youthful emphasis on self by staying in school longer and postponing marriage and parenthood. When they enter the labor market, they only have access to low-paying jobs and temporary work. This means that they delay financial and emotional independence, and they live in temporary situations and in temporary relationships much longer than men of earlier generations.

Since they’re everywhere, you need some tips to deal with man-boys — if you choose to keep them around at all.

1. Be Independent

When you do your own thing, you provide an excellent model for how he can get his own stuff done.

2. Don’t Be His Mom

If you’re a “rescuer,” this is probably a big challenge. Don’t get his sister’s birthday cake. Let him be accountable for whatever situation he creates. Accountability is an excellent teacher.

3. Stop Making Excuses

If you find yourself doing this, then you’re setting yourself up for being taken advantage of. You legitimize his behavior and override your own feelings that could alert you to long-term, problematic behavior. Listen to your intuition, not your mind.

4. Modify His Behavior In Small Steps

If you’re up for the challenge, you can try setting up the house so that he develops more helpful habits. For example, instead of asking him to put in a load of laundry and waiting for it to never happen, you can put the hamper at the top of the stairs and ask him simply to carry it down the stairs next time he is going that way. Put it right in front of the stairs so that he has to pick it up to get around it anyway. Keep your fingers crossed.

5. Be Real About Why You’re With This Guy

The bottom line is that a man-boy is a poor long-term partner. Eventually, even the most efficient ‘go-to’ girl will get tired of doing all the work. If you’re just there for the sex or the laughs, admit it to yourself and your friends. Don’t try to make your man-boy into a man-man by getting pregnant or marrying him. That won’t work.

Being with a man-boy is hard work. Getting angry won’t really change anything, because he doesn’t know how to meet your needs or how to respond to them, even when you tell him clearly what you need. If you decide to stay with your man-boy, do it because you choose this relationship now, just as it is. Stop waiting for him to grow up!

This post originally appeared at YourTango.

By Bligharrison

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Here is How You Feels To Be Told You’re Only Missed Because You’re Very Good In Bed


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Breaking up sucks. It’s genuinely one of the world’s worst feelings because it is rejection at in one of its purest forms (well, most of the time). In every break up that I have had, I always find myself wanting something more, wanting one last statement that is somewhere along the lines of, “I love you, but this just can’t work” or “I’m gonna miss the hell out of you.”

Obviously, that never happens. It always sort of dissolves unromantically with either a slough of cursing insults or with a box of stuff, the slam of a car door and so many words still unspoken.

There are also times when it sort of turns into limbo.

We all have that one ex who is just so determined to stay friends after that they still offer to buy you coffee and see you everyday to try and keep some piece of that relationship-comfort-zone that we get into. He is the one that is particularly dangerous because he’s the one who tests your independence and makes you wonder if you’ll ever move on. Or if you even have to.

Well, after a nice long “friend date” with my most recent ex, I decided to do something a little bold. I decided to ask him if he was sad that the relationship was over. I needed some answers. He said no, that he was perfectly content with the decision that we [he] had made. Blow one . I then asked him if there was anything he’d miss about our long and comfortable relationship…

He proceeded to say, “Yeah, but it’s not important.”

Being the overly curious, romantic that I am, I BEGGED him to tell me what it was.

“You’re really good in bed.”

Blow Two.

Um, what?

I was shocked, stunned, and hurt.

I had given my heart and soul to this man, and all he would miss was my sexual prowess.

He wouldn’t miss the home-cooked pizzas we made together.

He wouldn’t miss date nights to our favorite downtown watering holes.

He wouldn’t miss holidays with my family.

He wouldn’t miss the way I kissed his forehead when he was doing his homework.

He wouldn’t miss the mini-adventures we’d take at the most irregular times.

He wouldn’t miss my academic advising help in which I spent hours helping him redo his academic plan after failing YET ANOTHER class.

He wouldn’t miss any of that.

Instead, he’d miss my body and the nights we spent in the dark. The time we spent not looking at each other because we were too entrenched in the act of pleasure.

He would miss having someone there for his needs as a man. A deed any woman could do.

That was when it hit me that he wouldn’t miss ME at all. He’d miss the convenience and the comfort of having a woman. He wasn’t even concerned about me, so this whole “let’s be friends” bullshit was more degradation than validation. It’s the shoebox under the bed you hide the things you only use every-so-often. You ask to stay friends so that you are still in that person’s good graces in case there is something that you need in the future.

And to that I say no. Hell no to your “friendship.”

That is absolutely no way to treat a woman, especially one that has graced you with her time and energy. I refuse to be put on a shelf for safe keeping only to be put there for her appeal.

No woman should ever feel so objectified by a man who once said they cherished her.

Lesson to the man whose only interest is sex and only acts in the interest of that interest. Women are far fiercer than the eye can see.

By Ikemsamuel

The #1 Reason Why Men And Women Misunderstand Each Other


There’s a simple reason we often take things people say the wrong way.

In your relationships — with friends, family , coworkers, or especially romantic partners — how often do you seem to say (or hear): “You took what I said the wrong way!” “You didn’t understand me!” or, “Why can’t you see it from my point of view?”

Why does that seem so hard to do and is it ever possible? (I’ve addressed this previously in the context of self-loathing people, who have particularly difficult challenges with this, but the concept applies much more broadly.)

Philosophers have long recognized that language is inherently vague, being an imperfect representation of thoughts and ideas. We only scratch the surface by saying that words themselves have different meanings and that the order in which we put them together into sentences, and the connections we form between them, add more layers of meaning, which are often ambiguous themselves.

To make things worse, sentences are often incomplete — not grammatically, but in terms of ideas. In other words, we usually take some knowledge about what we are talking about for granted. And that shared or assumed background information is often cultural — every geographical area or ethnic community has its own slang and shorthand that bewilders newcomers or outsiders — introducing cultural differences in sentence structure, intonation, and tone.

But even very clear and simple sentences exchanged between close friends, family members, or lovers , who share much of this common background, can often be misunderstood or misconstrued.

As a result, the listener infers a completely different meaning or intention than the speaker intended to convey. Is there a reason why men and women misunderstand each other? This is because each person speaks against the background of his or her personal history, experiences, impressions, beliefs, values, and more.

When a person speaks, it is he or she who is speaking, not some mechanical word generator — there is a person behind it, one who has lived and loved, laughed and cried, learned and forgotten. And as a result, obvious as it may sound, he or she is a different person than you are , and this informs his or her communication , adding layers of interpretation that are often hidden from the view of others.

Sure, you’ve lived, you’ve loved, all that. Nonetheless, each of us has had different experiences , been exposed to different ideas, been hurt in different ways — and learned different things from all of it. Every time you say something, it’s based on everything you have lived and it’s the same for everyone else.

When we hear somebody say something absurd, we might ask, “How could he say that?” But to truly understand why, as well as what was said, it helps to consider his background; once we try to understand him as a person, we can try to understand what he has said.

Can you ever truly understand anyone completely or are we bound to question why men and women misunderstand each other? Of course not: as much as we may try to empathize and put ourselves in someone else’s position, we can never truly be that person. The best we can do is try to understand the other person and to see where he or she is coming from.

This doesn’t mean, of course, that we have to accept or agree with him or her, but it helps to have a better idea of what ideas you’re actually disagreeing with. So much disagreement, especially in politics, is just people talking past each other instead of with each other. We deserve better; we have to try harder.

More to my point, this can also help improve communication in your relationship . Whether it’s your best friend, a relative, or your romantic partner, as close as you feel to that person, he or she is still a different person. As well as you think you know him or her, you don’t know everything. You can’t!

So when he or she says something to you that just doesn’t sound right, or claims that you took something the wrong way, remember that he or she is coming from a place that you really don’t know. Chances are they left something out of what they said because they assumed you’d know what they meant, but if you took it the wrong way, then you obviously didn’t.

Or even worse, your interpretation of what they just said is based on something you misinterpreted earlier, resulting in a “misinterpretation snowball.” It’s like a game of Telephone with only two people; once a statement is misunderstood, the next statement, which relies on the first, is also misunderstood, and so on.

Should you have known better? Or should the other person not have assumed you knew better? Who’s to blame? That’s the wrong question, of course. We are not perfect communicators since language is an imperfect tool for communication. Everything has to be interpreted: Thoughts have to be interpreted in terms of the words the speaker uses, and those words, in turn, have be interpreted back into ideas by the listener.

The problem is that everyone has a unique basis of interpretation, which is unavoidable. So don’t point fingers; instead, try to understand each other, where each other is coming from, and what each other really means. And remember that the best way to improve your communication is to do more of it….

By رامبو

How To Fall In Love… And Out Of Love, According To Science


Can you really switch between the two?

There is no bigger mystery than love . Most people believe it’s this magical thing that happens between two people who are meant to be together forever. Science argues that it’s all hormones and brain activity . Maybe it’s a bit of both.

Love is one of the most sought-after emotions for the euphoric and heavenly feelings. But it’s also the most dreaded for the potential hurt and heartbreak.

Yet, people still want to fall in love. A recent study found that it may be possible to turn on feelings of love, as well as turn them off. In fact, the study classifies love not as an emotion but as a motivation.

“One reason why love would not be an emotion is that it elicits different emotions depending on the situation,” the study says.

In a study published in PLOS , researchers Sandra Langeslag from the University of Missouri, St. Louis and Jan van Strien from Erasmus University Rotterdam found that “love regulations” can change the intensity of how one falls in love . It uses cognitive and behavioral strategies.

In a group of 40 participants, half were in relationships and the other half had recently been through a breakup . The participants viewed a slideshow of 30 photos of their significant other or ex and were asked to regulate their feelings — thinking of something positive about their partner for “up-regulation” and something negative for “down-regulation.”

As expected, participants felt more love when they thought about positive aspects about their partner, but felt less love when they thought about the negative aspects.

So, what does this mean for couples and singles who just experienced a breakup?

Well, if the participants of the study felt more in love after concentrating on the positive aspects of their partner rather than the negative, then couples in marriages or romantic relationships can do the same.

Being with someone long-term, it’s not uncommon for the spark to die down. By thinking about what makes their partner wonderful, more marriages and relationships can be saved. Of course, there is an exception for those in toxic relationships .

As for those who have just gone through a breakup and are finding it difficult to let go, it helps to think of the negative aspects about their ex to know that you deserve better in your next relationship.

By V.C.

7 Couples Who Broke All Stereotypes About What an Ideal Relationship Should Look Like


A perfect relationship is when 2 people truly love each other. This is the only parameter necessary. But for some reason, many people are still surprised when they see people of different height, weight, nationality, and so on.

We have found proofs that there are no standards when it comes to love. So, if 2 people love each other, they don’t need to care about what other people think.

1. Fernandes de Silva family

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Joelison Fernandes de Silva is the tallest man in Brazil and the third tallest in the world — 7’8″. The man had a lot of trouble when he was a child and he even didn’t leave his home for several years. But these things are in the past now. He is not afraid of leaving his home and he lives a full life now. In 2015, Joelison married Evem Medeiros who is 7 years younger than him and 2.5 ft shorter.

2. Anton Kraft and China Bell

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A 54-year-old Danish man is the world record holder in powerlifting. He is only 4 ft tall but he can lift 4 times his own body weight. But this is not the most interesting fact about his life. For a few years now, China Bell from Florida, who was born a man, has been Anton’s girlfriend. Opposites attract, right?

3. David Sikorski with his burrito

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Once a writer from San Fransisco lost his patience. He couldn’t look at the romantic photos of his friends that were all over his Facebook newsfeed. Some of them got married and some of them had children. So David decided to show everyone what was happening in his life — he went to his favorite diner, bought a burrito there, and had a Love Story photo shoot in 2015.

4. Verne Troyer and Genevieve Gallen

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We all know Verne Troyer from Austin Powers and as the goblin for Gringotts in Harry Potter. Despite his very short height (only 2.5 ft), Vern has always been popular among women who look like models. Troyer had a long relationship with Genevieve Gallen and they got married in February 2004. Yes, the marriage was canceled the next day, but we still think that this couple deserves a place in this list.

5. Victor Hugo and Gabriela Peralta

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This is the most tattooed couple and except for the tattoos, the couple has a total of 77 body modifications. For example, they have 50 piercings, implanted teeth, rings, scars, and so on. Victor and Gabriela have been happily married for more than 15 years. They have their own tattoo parlor where they work together.

6. Beautiful Existence married herself

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Meet Beautiful Existence. Before she was 42 years old, this American woman, who is a single mother of 2 children, had a different name — Desiree Longabaugh. And she wasn’t really happy in her love life. But once, she realized that before building a relationship with someone, every person needs to marry themselves. She officially changed her name and organized a wedding ceremony in Paris, near the Eiffel Tower.

7. Ashley Stevens and Christopher Reed

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The photo of this couple was posted by their friend on Reddit. The friend wrote, “My friend caught the bouquet. That is her boyfriend in the background.” Ashley Stevens and Christopher Reed were shocked by the reaction of people online. A lot of internet bullies either didn’t believe that such a beautiful girl would date an overweight guy or offended both of them in an extremely rude way.

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Even though Ashley and Christopher didn’t take the bullying lightly, they try not to pay attention to absolute strangers judging people they don’t know by just one photo. They have been together for over 2 years and they are a great example of a strong and happy couple.

Who would you give the award for “The Coolest Couple” to?

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10 Natural Remedies and Exercises to Get Rid of Nasty Varicose Veins


Varicose veins develop when small valves inside your veins stop working properly. In healthy veins, there are a series of tiny valves that open and close in order to allow the blood to flow smoothly to the heart in one direction. If these valves get damaged or weakened, the blood flows backwards causing the veins to become swollen and enlarged.

There are multiple things that can cause varicose veins like: age, weight, long periods of standing or sitting, pregnancy, genetics, being female, and so on. Here at Bright Side we did some research on how to treat your varicose veins at home and how to prevent them in the future.

1. Tomato seeds

Tomato seeds, contain salicylic acid which has properties that are similar to aspirin and work as an anticoagulant, for preventing blood clots and improving blood flow. In addition, tomatoes are rich in lycopene, which concentrates in our cell membranes and prevents damage to the lipids in our cells. If applied to the skin topically, it reduces the appearance of the damaged veins and it influences the thickness, strength, and fluidity of our membranes, allowing nutrients to be absorbed and preventing toxins from entering.

Preparation and usage:

Chop 2 tomatoes in small pieces. (try not to lose any of the seeds)

Put them in the blender for a few seconds until they become a smooth pureed mixture.

Apply topically on the skin 3 — 4 times a day, for at least 2 months.

2. Olive oil

Increasing blood circulation is essential when it comes to treating varicose veins. Olive oil has anti-inflammatory, toning, and soothing properties that, after being absorbed through the skin, will reduce the size of dilated and enlarged veins and will activate blood flow. Olive oil also has a high content of essential fatty acids, vitamin E, and minerals. Due to the high content of Omega-3 fatty acids it improves the passage of blood through the veins and restores the function of the unidirectional valves.

Preparation and usage:

Add some olive oil to a bowl and warm it up in order to activate it.

Using a cotton pad, massage your skin with the warm oil for several minutes.

Repeat twice daily for at least 2 months.

3. Garlic, lemon, & olive oil

Garlic, is used for many conditions that are related to the heart and the circulatory system. Garlic produces allicin and ajoene, which are sulfurous compounds that have the ability to improve blood circulation. They contribute to the prevention of inflamed blood vessels and to the prevention of blood clots. Garlic has very powerful anti-inflammatory properties that are ideal for reducing the swelling of varicose veins, as well as, the discomfort that they can cause. In addition, garlic has quercetin, which is a flavonoid that helps strengthen the veins and blood vessels, preventing them from suffering any damage.

Lemons are high in vitamin C, B6, A, E, folate, niacin, thiamin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, copper, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, zinc, phosphorus, and protein. The large amounts of vitamin C helps protect cells from damaging free radicals and prevent oxidative damage. In addition, it helps to prevent varicose veins, high blood pressure, and skin wrinkling according to a study done by the American Society of Clinical Nutrition.

Preparation and usage:

Slice up 10 garlic cloves and crush them with a pestle and mortar until you’re left with a paste.

Add the paste to a clean jar.

Extract the juice from 3 lemons and add it to the jar.

Add 4 tbsp of olive oil.

Leave overnight (10 — 12 hours).

Using a cotton pad, apply to the affected area twice a day for at least one month.

4. Cayenne pepper

Cayenne pepper is considered a miracle treatment for varicose veins. It is a rich source of vitamin C and bioflavonoids (an antioxidant which is used to treat allergies, viruses, or arthritis and other inflammatory conditions), it also helps reduce atherosclerosis, encourages fibrinolytic activity, and prevents factors that lead to the formation of blood clots, all of which can help reduce and treat varicose veins.

Preparation and usage:

Add 1 tsp of cayenne pepper powder to a cup of hot water and stir it.

Drink this mixture 3 times a day for 1 to 2 months.

5. Apple cider vinegar, aloe vera, & carrots

Apple cider vinegar has a lot of protein, enzymes, and friendly bacteria, however the main substance in apple cider vinegar is acetic acid which can kill harmful bacteria or prevent it from multiplying. In addition, several animal studies have shown that vinegar can reduce blood triglycerides, blood clots, cholesterol, and blood pressure.

Aloe vera gel also contains salicylic acid and other antiseptic compounds that kill off the bacteria that cause acne which makes it a great natural remedy for breakouts and an excellent cleanser for the skin. It is also packed with minerals, enzymes, antioxidants, and vitamins A, C, and E, which all work together to reinforce the skin’s barrier.

Carrots, are a great source of several vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin A (from beta-carotene), biotin, vitamin K (phylloquinone), potassium, sulfur, and vitamin B6. They help in repairing skin tissue in case of damage. It can penetrate the skin and help it with recovering faster from external wounds and trauma.

Preparation and usage:

Get one medium/large carrot and grate it.

Get a strainer and extract the juice from the grated carrot into a bowl.

Add 1 tbsp of carrot juice to a new bowl.

Add 1 tbsp of aloe vera gel into the same bowl.

Add 1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar into the same bowl.

And finally, mix well.

Use a cotton pad and apply topically at least 3 times a day for a month.

6. Witch hazel

Witch hazel gets its medicinal properties from the tannins, flavonoids, essential oils, choline, and saponins. Its properties make it highly effective in treating skin ailments of all kinds including eczema and psoriasis. According to the University of Michigan Health System, pharmacological studies indicate that witch hazel strengthens veins and acts as an anti-inflammatory. Tannins also account for witch hazel’s astringent action, which help tighten distended veins and repair their normal structure. The plant’s key constituents help shrink tissue and act as mild sedatives to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with varicose veins.

Preparation and usage:

Soak a washcloth in witch hazel and place it on the affected area for a couple of hours. Do this 3 times a day for 1 to 2 months.

You can also fill your tub with lukewarm water and add 15 to 20 drops of distilled witch hazel. Soak your legs in the tub for at least 15 minutes. Then wash with clean water. Repeat daily.

7. Cabbage

Cabbage, is rich in insoluble fiber, beta-carotene, vitamins — B1, B6, K, E, and C, and a number of minerals like calcium, iodine, magnesium, iron, and sulphur. Cabbage is also loaded with antioxidants and phytochemicals. When these antioxidants and phytochemicals touch the affected area they reach the veins through the pores and help the blood clot, thereby stopping the seepage of blood.

Preparation and usage:

Get 3 leaves of cabbage and chop them into very small pieces.

Then put them in the blender and start blending.

Get a strainer and empty the mixture into it in order to extract the juice from the cabbage leaves.

Apply topically at least 3 times a day.

8. Horse chestnut seed

Horse chestnut seed is rich in quercetin and kaempferol glycosides, 2 very powerful antioxidants with intense disease-fighting capabilities. Horse chestnut extract is one of the effective treatments for free radicals. Regular use of horse chestnut extract can cure chronic venous insufficiency. This is because, at the lowest level, the extract of the horse chestnut seeds is thought to prevent the breakdown of proteins in the capillary walls. Horse chestnut seeds have been utilized for a long time to cure varicose veins thanks to their anti-swelling and anti-inflammatory properties which aid in raising your venous tone and lessen the symptoms associated with varicose veins.

Preparation and usage:

Purchase a horse chestnut extract gel.

Use the gel externally on the affected area 3 times daily massaging it into the skin.

When used regularly, it can significantly reduce leg pain and swelling.

NOTE: Horse chestnut contains significant amounts of a POISON called esculin and can cause DEATH if eaten raw.

9. Marigold

Marigold, (otherwise known as calendula) is an anti-inflammatory and can fight infections and inflammation. It contains flavonoids, triterpene, saponins, and carotenoids which are thought to act in multiple ways like increasing venous tone, improving lymphatic drainage, and reducing capillary hyperpermeability.

It can be consumed as a beverage or applied topically as an ointment to bring down swelling, ease pain, and stop inflammation. It also has toning and soothing properties that, after being absorbed through the skin, reduce the size of dilated veins and activate blood flow in the affected areas. Massaging this as an ointment into the skin relieves pain and will stimulate the functions of the lymphatic system. This will enable the optimal elimination of the toxins in varicose veins.

Preparation and usage:

Fill one cup with marigold leaves.

Then add into a pan with 4 cups of water and boil for 5 minutes.

Get a cotton cloth, dip it in the mixture, and then apply to the affected area.

Let it stay until it’s completely cooled.

Apply several times a day for 1 to 2 months.

10. Parsley and rose oil

Parsley is rich in vitamins A, K, C, and E, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, pantothenic acid, choline, folates, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, and copper. It also contains several flavonoid antioxidants that protect the cells from free radical damage, which is responsible for blood related problems.

Parsley is abundant in vitamin C and has potent collagen producing properties. It is also absorbed by the skin’s pores very easily and helps reduce the appearance of blemishes and scars which make it an ideal home remedy for preventing and treating varicose veins.

Rose essential oil is made by extracting Rosa Damascena, and researchers have uncovered that it contains several therapeutic compounds known to promote healing in the body. It improves blood circulation, inhibits blood pooling, and strengthens the blood vessels. It is one of the best essential oils for leg veins. By ensuring that the blood vessels stay healthy and unclogged, future occurrences of varicose veins will be prevented.

Preparation and usage:

Get 1 handful of chopped parsley and place it in a pan.

Add 1 cup of water, and boil for 5 minutes.

Remove from the heat, cover and let cool until it’s lukewarm.

Strain the liquid from the parsley.

After that, add 3 tbsp rose oil into the strained liquid and mix them well.

Dip the cotton ball into the mixture and apply to the affected area.

Rinse it off with warm water.

Repeat this twice a day for 2 months.

How to Prevent Varicose Veins in the Future:

1. Avoid prolonged periods of sitting or standing.

Standing or sitting in one position for a long time makes it harder for your blood to travel to the leg veins against gravity. As a result, the pressure in your veins rises and this can result in damage to the valves of your veins. Moving around even just a little bit every half an hour will decrease the pressure and improve your blood circulation.

2. Exercise

Exercise regularly to improve your leg strength, circulation, and vein strength. Focus on exercises that work your legs, like walking or running. This can improve the appearance of varicose veins and prevent the formation of new ones. It must however be emphasized that the exercise should not be too strenuous and be stopped immediately if there is any discomfort or pain.

3. Maintaining a healthy weight

People who are overweight are more likely to develop varicose veins, especially overweight women and the elderly. This is because carrying excess body weight puts higher amounts of pressure on your veins and this can result in damage in the valves and eventually cause varicose veins. Trying to maintain a healthy weight will also force us to eat healthier and exercise regularly, this way we will be able to easily notice abnormalities in our bodies and treat them in time.

4. Balancing hormones using essential oils

Various essential oils are very beneficial in improving blood circulation while also lowering inflammation and hormonal imbalances. A few of the best essential oils for treating and preventing varicose veins are: cypress essential oil, lemon oil, rose oil, German chamomile, olive oil, vitamin E oil, and evening primrose. Massage the oil of your choice on your legs or the area that your varicose veins begin to show several times a day. In addition, try using essential oils on your skin as often as you can after a shower for smooth skin and your general well-being.

5. Avoid wearing high heels.

High heels change the natural walking motion, shifting the weight to the fore foot and toes and causes the calf muscles to remain contracted. This causes pooling of venous blood in the leg. When the foot is elevated from the floor, the foot veins fill with blood. As the heel and arch of the foot contact the floor, the blood flows into the relaxed calf veins. The calf muscles then contract, which propels blood up to the deep veins and causes varicose veins.

If it is absolutely necessary to wear high heels, there are a few things that you can do to eliminate the damage:

Limit the heel height.

Wear heels only on special occasions.

Wear compression hosiery with high heels.

6. Go on an anti-inflammatory diet.

An anti-inflammatory diet will help reverse inflammation and improve blood flow to your veins. This will make it possible to heal varicose veins faster and prevent future ones from forming. A diet rich in fats, sugars, caffeine, processed foods, and alcohol will cause arterial damage, blood pressure problems, and lower the circulation.

However a diet rich in copper (copper is an essential nutrient that strengthens the skeletal system, stabilizes the immune system, and promotes circulation), bioflavonoids, (reduce swelling in varicose veins), fruits rich in antioxidants and tannins (a naturally occurring element that guards your blood vessels from leakage), and water will help with the prevention of varicose veins.

See here for foods to eat!

Always speak to your doctor before trying anything that could have an impact on your health.

Which home treatment works the best for you and which ones have you tried? Please let us know your experience with varicose veins and how you are treating them or preventing them. We are looking forward to your comments.

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